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An Unbiased News Policy 


Volume IV. 

A Continuation of the 



■ W. P. A- j Men .Explain 
Supplement Grant For 
Skating Rink 


Times Awarded Contract; 
For City! Official. iPrint- 
in F6r Ensuing. Year 

" Representatives of the! works 
progress administration appeared 
before the city council at its meet- 
Xing on Tuesday, evening lexplain- 
"ifig certain features or tHe -ques- 
tion of adding a second IfldorKto 
4 the\municipal skating rink in 
^course of construction. . "The time 
element, they stated is a very vit- 
al factor inasmuch as the request 
for a supplementary grant must 
be made, approved by the state of- 
fice arid also^approved by ttie fed* 
eral works progress administra- 
tion. This theyvsaid ; will take not 
less than thirty x days which then 
will leave scant time for the let- 
ting of bids forjmaterials, etc. 

Speaking about securing brick- 
layers for the building, the "WPA 
representatives 'stated that the 
government allows only security 
wages and that' therefore inas- 
much as there are no bricklayers, 
■on relief and the 'bricklayers in 
this, section are unionized jind de- 
mand one dollar per hour, the 
sponsors must pay the difference. 
It is possible, they- stated 'that the 
extra funds can' be taken ! out of 
the amount allowed for materials 

Kagawa Tickets May Be 
Secured at Forum Office 

Tickets have,, been received at 
the Forum office for all who reg- 
istered .to attend the Kagawa lec- 
ture at Fargo on Thursday, Feb. 
20. Tickets entitle the bearers to 
admission to the Fargo Methodist 
church at 2:30 p. m.. and to j the 
Fargo high school auditorium at 
" : 30 in the evening. " The delega- 
tion is to leave Thief River Falls 
•at 11:00 a. ni. on next Thu>sday 
and all who hp've. registered are 
asked to be at the Thief River 
Falls post office at that time. ■ 

Four cars each carrying five 
passengers each are registered and 
transportation is therefore pro- 
vided for all of those registered. 

A letter from the secretary of 
the Kagawa committee asks con- 
tributions towards the expenses of 
the meetings to be brought along 
to the meeting or mailed to the Ka- 
gawa Committee at 13 Roxy Bldg., 
Fargo, X. D . 

Tickets are transferable and 
those that have not .teen tailed 
for at the Forum office before the 
time of departure will be given to 
others who may. wish to' accom- 
pany the delegation. 

Thief River. Fatis, Pennington County,: Minnesota, Thursday, February 13, 1936 

A Fearless Editorial Policy 

'-VwTOF Thief River Falls Forum 


County Aid No: 23 to be 
Gravelled with Federal 
Aid Funds . 


Board will Meet on; Feb. 
20th to Consider Age 

make ^application .for a supple 
mentary grant for the materials 
thaif then would be, short, lit was 
^decided that such course will he 
taken. ! ■ j ' 

(Continued oh Back Page) 


Occupants Aarrowly Escape In- 
jury Attempting to Save 

Fire of unknown origin destroy- 
ed the A. D. Ralston home near 
Grygla on the night of Friday, 
February 7th. The house- and con- 
tents were all consumed. 
■ The fire was discovered by the 
daughter, Edith, -but at that time 
the second floor *iyas all ablaze. 
She ran to the barn to* notify her 

the present project and then to f 11 ^ ron to the L_._ „ 

ike annilcation .for a surrole- F a0ier an d then telephoned for 


Delegates Reportf^ on the.8tate 
School ^ Board Convention 

'.' -at Minneapolis 

At' a meeting: of the school 
board of :district No. 18 which was 
'held Slonday evening, FebruaryXLO, 
^'decision was mad?, that because 
of the material reduction on fire 
insurance rates which was made 
about two months ago, all' fire in- 
surance on the public school builiT 
ines should be cancelled and'ftne 
insurance be" rewritten over'fa peri 
• od of five years. 'The plan adopt- 
ed was to cancel alKthe present 
•policies "'short rate" and renew 
one-fifth for one year, one-fifth' for 
two years, one-fifth, for. three 
years, one-fifth for four years, arid" 
one-fifth for five years. The sav- 
ing brought about by re-writing 
on the new rates would amount to 
?320.0O a year. : j 

The board also | voted to purch- 
ase a slightly useil 3 H.-'P. motor 
for the stoker ' In the Lincoln 
school building from the City "Wa- 
ter & Light Department at a cost 
of $55,00.' This motor would be 
used as 'an .auxiliary motor to be 
used m case' the regular motor 
needs repair. Later it will be us- 
ed for~Ehe band saw in the indus- 
trial department when the depart- 
ment wiring is chapged from D. C. 
current to A. 0. current. 

A. Skarstad and Ralph Wool- 
house, who as delegates from this 
district attended the fifteenth an- 
nual convention of the Minnesota 
State School Board Association 
held in Minneapolis February 3, 4, 
and 5, gave reports on the conven- 
tion activities. Renorts on the 
work of the agricultural evening 
school and part-time .school were 
also presented. i - 

The enrollment figures for Jan. 
17 show a total enrollment of 
1491, which is seventeen lessHhan 
at the ehd of the first half of last 
year. There are nine more enroll- 
ed' In the : grade schools, six -less 
In the kindergarten, arid twenty 
less in the high school. 

help With the assistance o*f the 
neighbors they -were able to save 
a few "articles but. the fire made 
such rapid headway that very 
little could be salvaged. ' 

■ . Mrs^-Ra'lstoh, who had been at 
Fargo visitingya sister arrived at 
Thief River B&lls about a half an 
hour after fhe fire -and on tele- 
phoning honfe^was advised of the 
burning of her. home. 

.Some close calls, were experi- 
enced by the family as they hattl- 
ejl the flames, Mr. Ralston being 
■burned about the face and hands 
and Edith suffered some burns 
when her hair caught on fire. For- 
tunately a pail of water handy 
,sayed her life. Another daughter. 
Winnifred. narrowly escaped in- 
juries wheif her hair, ribbon 
cauglufire- as she -dashed into the 
house^to save her -big' doll. 
^yTlie neighbors- turned out for a 
big "Bee" the-nextuday, fitting the 
granary ^.foi human occupancy. 

A federal aid gravelling .project 
which will save the county ■■ in the 
neighborhood of,?400 was let to H 
F. Lund and Sons last week when 
contract was made to gravel coun- 
ty aid road number 23' in Kratka 
township, from the river and north 
to trunk highway number one. The 
project which was let as a part of 
the federal aid of $5,040 apportion- 
ed by the state highway depart- 
ment to. Pennington county! is to 
cost $2240 of which the federal 
government will pay $1554 and. the 
county $836 and the cost of the 

" T1 ! e cou nty board in-meeting on 
February 4th, allowed for pay- 
ment a- Judgment against the coun 
ty held by the- Northern Chevrolet 
company of this city amounting to 
$JJ41.18.. The sum Is in refund of 
taxes paid by the Northern Chev- 
rolet; company under .protest in or- 
,der to clear title, and-had already 
been paid to th=. then sheriff 0. L. 
Ihle.who had ,turned|It over to the 
county auditor H. L. Fowler in- 
stead of to the treasurer. The 
sum is a part of the defalcations 
for which Mr. ??owler was convict- 
ed last year. 

* The county board will hold a 
special meeting dn Thursday, Feb- 
ruary 20th to consider old age 
pensions procedure. . it is expect- 
ed that the forms and other data 
from ths state. -board ^ of health 
which is in charge of the .state 
'Pension set-up will have been Te J 
oelved by that time. 

Special Session Laws 
\ Are with this Issue 

, The laws of the special ses- 
sion recently adjourned are 
included with this Issue of 
the Forum as a supplement. 

Of foremost . _- importance 
perhaps, is the new old age 
pension law which :{ -will be 
found on page $ of the sup- 
plement, in the sixth column. 
The new personal' 1 property 
tax law will be found on page 
4, column eight' '-, 

In spite of the fact that the 
session generally ■ has the re- 
putation of -having accomp- . 
lished less than most of its 
predecessors," there i were 207 - 
acts passed and approved by 
the governor, '- .'.] 

J. 0,, Melby to Speak 
At F-L Meet Feb. 21 

(Farmer-feborites are; anticipat- 
ing a full evening ;-on Friday,- Feb- 
ruary 21st, with a'speecb. -by Rep- 
resentative J. 0. Melby of bklee- 
on the doings of the special session 
recently adjourned and ' a debate 
on the question: .Resolved, ;that 
the United States' constitution is 
obsolete "and should i>e I bo amend- 
ed or re-written, as to' meet! modern 
conditions" wherein J\ F. Landy of 
Minneapolis. will present the affir-' 


Co-operative Association Acquires 1 ., 

Owne rship of the Forum Publishing <Ib. 

mative and R M. Aalbu 
the negative side of the 

of this city 

a j ^-*"* uuiiia,u uccupancy, 

and supplyipg'a quantity of supV 
plies for^the pantry. 
.X'No ^insurance was carried 


reported . 

NRS Asks Idle Men 

To Register Now; 

In anticipation of. the largest 
employment .program to be handl- 
ed by the National Reemployment 
Service this year officials of the 
District Offlce,a{ Thief River Palls 
urge all workmen seeking employ- 
ment to contact the nearest NRS 
Office in person at their earliest 

Contracts, approved and' await- 
ing, approval . for this district by 
the Bureau of -Public Roads and 
the Works Progress, Administra- 
tion will exceed past construction 
lettings. A large percentage -of" 
these jobsfwiH demand skilled la- 

Weather Continues 
Cold and Stormy 

, The promised break in the cold 
! ™ T ,f on ,' tbe 8th waa shortJfred. 
with the rising temperature of 
Saturday morning, considerable 
snow- fell, and by evening a heal- 
thy northwesterner/Tvaa raging 
The temperature ^started falling 
with Bundown dnd Sunday was ay 
gam bitter cold with roads gen- 
erally blocked thruout the entire 
territory. yThe highway snowplow 
crews have been kept busy night 
and da/ thruout the entire week 
and ^Wednesday evening the roads 
were again well cleared. 
/Minimum, temeparturea "for the 

/Week arenas follows: Feb. 6, 40- 

Peb. 7, —37; Feb. 8, —14; Feb 9 
—7; Feb. 10, —30; .Feb. 11, —32: 
Feb. 12. ^36; Feb. 13, —14. 

Workmen Add 48 New 
Menibers Monday Eve 

Forty-eight new members were 
admitted to the organization by 
the Workmen's Protective League 
at its business meeting on Monday, 
evening. The membership now 
stands -at 95, Earl Long, business 
agent Btated. . The membership 
drive jb going forward with very 
goofl success, Mr. Long stated, and 
^. v* hoped to have 500 members 
| within the next six. "weeks period. 

The meeting will be.c ailed to or- 
der early in order to -dispose of 
the business matters 'that may- 
come' up and clear fhe. decks 'for 
the speech and ' the ,d ibate, Her- 
man A. KJos, secretary stated this 
week. -• . -* 

The mooting will be lield in the 
Pennington county court house and 
is scheduled to open at! 8 a'clock. 

CO-OP CREAljffiRt 

Local Yonng Men Return From 

Auto Jrip Thru Soath and West 




Magnus Johnson fer^V 
Re-gaining Health 

Magnus Johnson, the' ~bld ' war- 
horse of the farmer-ltatoor party is 
improving .daily, reports from th*» 
hospital state. ' , 

The 65 year old veteran of non- 
partisan league ha'ttles contacted 
pneumonia in his hotel room where- 
he. retired; after being Bllghtly in- 
jured when run down by a car on 
a busy down-town street., in St." 
: BaJfl.some'/tlme i ago. He was re- 
- moved to a hospital! and for a titnfe 1 
was; in grave^ndition, being: kept 
nn^er ah'ixyg^n tent to save hhi 
lU^v.The-^irygeri treatment is now 
only: reqaired" : Tor ah hour or so a 
$ay, the rtjport states. 

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Garfield Benson, Arthur John- 
son, and Harry Hall of . this city 
returned last Thursday, February 
6. from a six-week's auto trip 
spent in motoring through to the 
West Coast and touring the west- 
ern states visiting variouB parks 
and museums and other places of 
.interest. They reported a fine 
trip -with very favorable weather 
.conditions. * . . v 

Leaving thief, Ftiver Palis De- 
cember 22, their route on the way 
out took them through Denver 
Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada! 
and on into California. They were 
unable to attend the Rose Bowl 
Game in Pasadena on. New Year's 
Day, but saw the' Hose Bowl Par- 
ade. The Grand Oanyon and the 
great Bo.ulder 7 Dam ' project were 
amojig the /world-famous places 
which they'-visited. v In New Mex- 
ico .they/explored the huge crys- 
tal ^cayes, the Carlsbad Caverns. 
While 'there they encountered snow 
some-thing so rare in that section 
'that -it is considered a novelty. 
;/;On their return journey ;they 
%™pfi>red through the southwestern 
states as far as Dallas, Texas,' and 
tfcen north, £rom there. . . ; j ' 

Assembly Program to be 
Held at L.BLS. Feb, 20 

The fifth! of a series of eight as- 
sembly programs sponsored by 
the Lincoln High School will be 
held in the "municipal auditorium 
Thursday; February 20, at 2:45 p. 
m Chapning Beebe, noted geolo- 
gist and explorer, will lecture on 
the BUbjecti "From Ants to Ble- 
Phahts." . His lecture will be a 
fast moving account of thirty-six 
months of adventure in the jungles 
of West Africa. 

Louise Breivold is Red 
Lake i Spelling Champ^ 

Louise Breivold of district No. 
13 was named champion speller of 
Red Lake county in a contest at 
the Games; school. She received 
a tptpj of 87 points and won over 
20- other 'contestants. Second 
place went to Bornice Schultz of 
district; No.i 124 who; had a score 
of 84. '■-. ; : 

Anton: 3nd -HtftisjS^il- Aemher» 
' Re-eiectod''^9 *IHrectors 
Tor -fTfiWe Tears ; 

■A harnibmous, enthusiastic- meet 
ing, contrasting vividly with! the 
fireworks of last year was held, by 
the Thief River-Farmers Co-oper^ 
•ative- creamery at the! Civic and 
Commerce rooms in the city aud- 
itorium on Monday afternoon. 

The manager's report showed 'an 
exceptional increase in, business 
during the past year. The volume 
for the past-three-iyears was as 
^follows: 1833'ibntter. output, 316,- 
049 lbs; 1934 output, -417,642 lbs: 
and 1935 output. 481,807 lbs. 

The creamery paid a!n average 
of 31.0 cents per pound] for sweeu 
cream- butterfat delivered; at thef 
creamery and made a total of 388,-1 
636 of butter. Of this amount, 208.-7 
434 pounds were LO'L -grade and 
160,849 pounds shipped was underj 
grade. 100-686 pounds Uere sold 
locally and - 11,875 pounds were 
sold to patrons. j 

The percentage of over-run was 
23.97, the average, net price receiv- 
ed for butter manufactured was 
26.54 cents per pound. The manu- 
facturing and general expense cost 
of manufacture was 3.03 jcents per 

The net 1 income from dairy pro- 
ducts during the year -was ?1,835.29 
and income, from other sources was 
?346.29, ma king a total net income 
available for distribution or sur- 
plus of $2,029.34. j 

Liabilities have been I reduced 
during the past year and the In- 
terest has been reduced [from six 
percent to four percent on the bal- 
ance, thru a. re-financing! of. the 
debt." The report of .the' manager 
Mr. Bergland was enthusiastically 
received and a large gain is an- 
ticipated for the coming year. To 
prove the reasonableness of such 
a prediction; Mr. derglarid cited 
that the volume for January 1936 
was 12.000 pounds- over the volume 
of January ;1935^" 
• On balloting for directors for 
three years [the following' were 
nominated: Hans Anton and Hen- 
ry Kaushage'n; incumbents^ and L. 
O. Stenseth and Gordon Olson. Mr. 
Anton and Mr. Kausbagen were re- 
elected with L substantial i majorit- 
ies. Lhnch and cigars' were serv- 
ed after the meeting adjourned.. 


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£tt1 VL?£ F £T ^Miahin,:' Company, a cirporaUon" aid 
S?ii S^l- 118 S n0WU " the TRI-COUNTY PORUM. Sc 
Sd „fSi' B | h "l B Cora l a W ta a co-operative associatlM Jm- 
JK» Lh "S?'' 6 ' r ^ m Penn »>Ston, Red Lake and Marshall Coun- 
crcmaUd t e al? a t^.» 0t . tl,e ,? tat f- ™ ^per .oeSTertensrvery 
SSt sf .i?™m i three seems to us' most appropriate 
^. 5™, ftrt S 101 ? ^ "L 6 " ame of the Tri-County PoV™ 
ity^hat a wL w. ^ Um ."¥ a i>lace to fiU ln tti» commun- 
■ ™ 5 .} W 7 e ? aTC takcn over 4 «e paper and made it 

/tn toSiih a C „°3 u ^ newBpaper - °. ur ■*■ ' *« I*"™ •«"' 

/ 8U to puolish an up-to-date newspaper giving all the news fair- 
'ly and accurately, but at the same tl*e wf shall endelvor Jo 

.lolltSl Id^rL^^'- 1 '.^ elpresslve ot the econoSc ani 
•pollbcal ideals and principles of the rank and file of the neonle 

a^^ Srl.^ ?% Stat 1: We * e,,e « in co"oPelrltSn anrvrfl! 
always be glad to do what we can to support the cooperative 

SrZrfrTL B ">," Hcall3r <""■ »t«M. i» «»lte wSl taSwnTa^ nolh- 

s-^S-SS-r* 1 ttat "■•.t cont,nue to sui,port >"- 

™,.„^f Want *" ^^ointy Forum to serve as a friendly coin- 

SSJta^nifF'^ ?* Way ? . ready to "o" 5 ' '« ai * Part of the 
state to the best of ts ability. The success of this community 

■ISL ° Dr " u f c . eM - » To the Tlmes ' OUI neighbor down the- 
S,™ w 4 nt , to , e ?, tend the fraternal hand, good win and 
tnendshrp. We feel that tjiere is room enough here for both 

The stockholders of this paper live in this territory and 
are going to continue to live here, and to do business in Thief 
River/I^lls and nearby. towns. We trust that the merchants 
and business men of Thief River Palls and surrounding towns 
will favor us with a fair share of whatever advertising and oth- 
ier business they may have to distribute along our line. 
\ fWitJr these 4>rief words of introduction we present to you 
theTri-eonnty Ppmm, and hope that you.wili like the paper 
and-our policies; and'find them worthy-of your support ■ 

!'■-./-■- ■• 

By Otto/ Rehm, President 
|J.:W. Stewart, First Vice President 
Nels -"Fore; Second Vice President^ 
Helmer Halland, Secretary | ■ 
Carl Swanson, Treasurer ' * 

Respectfully yours, 


Prifwiets Defeat 


The\Lihcoln High School Prowl- 
ers won their second victory over 
"the* Warren basttctball team, when 
the two teams niet here at the mu- 
nicipal .auditorium Friday even- 
ing, February 7. The* final score 
was 32 to 18. The Prowiers scor- 
ed early, in the first quarter and 
maintained a lead throughout the 
entire game, leading 13 to 8i when 
the. first ] half ended. .. 'v ' -Is 
/ There was' much excitement-dur- 
-ing the third quarter whenfrhief 
River's lead had dwindled to one 
point.' the score beingat one time 
18-17. At the eruT'of the I third 
quarter the Prowlers had gained 
three additional, points making 
the score 21 to 17. In the 1 final 
quarter the Prowlers scored fre- 
quently, j The Warren team was 
unable to: make a basket; a!dding 
only one point, to their score dur- 
ing the entire\ last period of the 
game. U ''I 

Captain; Mfckelson of the Prowl- 
ers, was high-point man, .scoring a 
total of 14 points. ■ - ) 

In a preliminary game between 
the "B" teams of Warren and frhief 
River Falls, £he local '.TBI* team 
defeated the Warren 'second team 
by a score of 41, to 10. ' \ . 

Next Friday evening,'. February 
14. the Prowlers will\ play 'East 

J. V. Hoffman 
Carl R. "Anderson 
Arvid Wlckstrbm 1 

Arthur Tanem 

Board of Directors. 

Olsoja Retura 3&om _-. 
I Spring^uyingr xrip 

Mr. and' Mrs. Haakon Olsoh^ 
managers of the men's and^wom- 
■,eh's department respectively ar 
: the Oen Mercantile, company re- 
turned on Sunday morning from a 
trip to Chicago^ahd the Twin Cit- 
ies where they have made exten- 
sive purchases of spring merchan- 
dise for^their departments.- 

Will Serve . the Peoplej of 

, Marshall, ReS Lake and 

Pennington Counties; 


Pub'licatipriSvill Continue 
to Supports Progressive . 
Principles'^, i I 

fTiDlisnlng company, cooperattrs 
association completed the prelira- 
lnary stock sale drive last week 
and a transaction was' conaumat- 
ed with R. M. Aalbu, up to this" 
time publisher of the Forum (fer- 
tile purchase of the'Ftornm plant . 
and the Thief River Palls Pornm, 
the name of which waa changed 
to the Tri-County Forum with thi» 

The new co-operative associa- 
tion is incorporated for $25,000> 
and includes already - among i itav 
members, over two hundred per- " 
sons in Pennington, Red I^axe mi.S'' 
Marshall counties. The sale Lof 
stocs; will be continued untilf ai ' 
capital large enough to assdre the 
association of continued success, • 
members of the board of directors 
stated this week, and they invito- 
anyone interested in seeing- i is 
newspaper in this section that is 
owned and controlled by the 
people to Join with them in the as- 
sociation by subscribing to shares. ' 
The shares are ten dollars^ each, 
and the association! (^organised on. 
the co-operative, principle wherein, *- 
each stockholder has but one vote 
rjeardless of the number 'of , 
sbajes held. The maximum that - 
can be held by any one person is • 
^5 shares. Hike all other co-oper- 
ative stock it is non-assessable-, 
•the net proOt made- after deduct- 
ing operating eipenses and re-' 
serves is returned to the .people 
-who Tnade: the. profit -pcSaiMe, 
ILontmued on back page) ' 

Grand . Porks . here. 


Saturday is Auto 

License Deadline' 

Saturday,, (this week) February 
15th is the last day on which auto 
licenses can [.'be procured -without 
paying a 7>enaKy ) !.A3eck Campbell, 
local registrar stiated this !week. 

K penalty : 6fu26. cents per day 
will accrue tpr the first two days 
delinquency and another 60 - cents 
for each thirty days thereafter, Mr. 
Campbell -sassr V^-l- 

The'local office B^be^rl^anipC' 
ed with- 4pl>il<in^i>'diirSg; ftjafc 
week; Mr. Campbell havlhtStwd'us- 
sistants- helping ' t0m'''-thra' : the 
rash. ! ' .' 

Augsburg College 
Chioir Here Tues. 

The Augsburg College Choir, 
which has; gained merited follow- 
ing thru weekly appearances over 
the airvia;the WCCO radio station 
ot Minneapolis is to appear in 
Thief River Falls in concert in the" 
evening of: Tuesday, February 18, 
according to .. announcement fnade 
this week by Rev. B. C Tungseth 
qf the Zion- Lutheran church of 
this city. . I, ; . } 

This chorus has received excep- 
tional praise from music critics in 
all parts of 'the country, !Dr.-.Moli- 
us Christiahson the worj'fj carnous 
composer and choral diVeatpv^y" 
in: "The. Augsburg .CoHege- ehWrC 
under the direotiqi>, it • . JJesry , .p.- 
Opseth has; jttpjnbd Jot .a: iSnirk'. 
able degree of- • fine • IntonaHBri?' 
The choir, has been: presented' th 
a coast to coast audience' thru^the 
facilities of the: Columbia and the 
National broadcasting compaMes.! 

Polk F-L Association j 
To Meet at Crookston 

•_ ..-.'.;;,_ — , i-.-- 

. rTheOP4)te, county farmsr-labor 
aBStKiatjon .will hold a<cohvehtlbn 
iatjfr^St^irt'drriMatSSv »Ox,,\ ac- 
' • 1 *"*" ! i?nce!iaBnt ifiade 
" than* SQO ' dele- 
to attihdi the 

River" Valley Co-op 
Creamery Meet Tues 

A big - turnout of stockholders 
eatured the annual meeting of 
he River Valley Cp-operative 
.reamery association- at River- 
Valley on Tuesday, the creamery' 
being crowded to capacity with 
patrons and stockholders. 
; A fine report was made -by the 
manager, Raymond Gordon, which 
showed that the creamery has had 
a very successful year. The re- 
port showed that the creamery 
has made butterfat purchases for 
$36,123.81 and had received from 
dairy products $40,955.86. 

. The statistical 'report showed a 
net price of 25.65 cents .per pound 
for butter manufactured; an av- 
erage ot 28.02 cents was paid for 
butterfat. The percentage of- ov- 
er-run was 23.87 and the totil 
manufacturing and general ex- 
pense cost was 2.69 cents per 
pound. Cheese handling netted 
the Institution $36.15. cents and 
flour, feed and Bait handling net- 
ted $103.13.. The institution 
shows total assets of $9,813.74 of 
which the net wnrth of the insti- 
tution is $6,846.17. The net in- 
coltle for the year, - available 'for 
further distribution is $1,371.31 

Gov. Olson in Fine » 
Fettle; To Campaign 

' Governor Olson will return h> 
ins office next Mondav. according 
to reports received by his staff this 
week. .... T 

The governor's physicians' hare 
informed .him that a series lot 
treatments given tor his stomach 
ailment are proceeding satisfactor- 
ily and %t if additional treat- 
ments are needed later he will 
make.trlps back to the Mayo, clinic 
at Rochester. • ■ > 

In a statement to the public au- 
thorized by the. governor; Etfalmar." 
Peterson. lieutenant 'governor, 
stated last week that Olson : is 
looking fine and appears to-bdiin 
better health thUn he has for years 
He slated that he fnlly eipectsto 
enter the campaign this year and 
it will not be a radio campaign. 
Prom the first of September on the 
governor has stated, he will be in 
the field, stumping the states'. 


Increased Attendance Is Koted 
r At Hie Sons of Horway 
Lecture Course 

Co-op School May Be 
Conducted at Central 

A local committee working on 
the possibility of securing a fed- 
eral adult class in co-operataoii 
made a request of the school 
hoard for the use of a- class- room 
for .the* purpose and have, been al- 
IJttell o . .rbom\ in the Central 
sbhodl, C. E. Hellquist stated this 
"wjtek. -.y. ;■•..•'••: :'•"". ; 
".'Sin vistcjiclor'tir;. soriSf&t the 
-eight week course has teen re- 
quested ifrom the> .Minnesota fle- 
patbnent 'of -education : which Is 
sponsoring these projects in this 
state. Mr. HellqulBt stated. The 
conrae Is free to. anyone wishing 
to -attend, and a -series ot aribjecta 
relating to co-operatives ah'd the 
cd-operalive. movement, is taught. 
Itja teacher. is secured etaaaea' will- 
bo held onev evening' ,a\ week fb>; 
elghtrweeks: • ■ •• 



m;™ V " f° hn HiBt .''ot Underwood. 
Minnesota appearing in the sec- 
SJ °^/^ rie3 of lectures at the 
Sons of Norway hall last Friday 
evening spoke on the "Moral Val- 
ues of the- Old Nordic Faith" A 
large mcrease' fat attendance '-was 
P„°fS?f ■ an,i th J a Wi>n?e- listening 
£??"«. m ^ Mte « - * keen intei? 
est m-the'd.iscourse.. 
. Rev.Plint explained:' the symbol- 
isms of the old Nordic mythology 
and pointed m% Hie high morol 
consciousness St the Nordlc^e! v 
Their philosophy was founded Up- 
on Justice ana courage, ReY.-Flint 
rtated and as a result the Nordic 
racebecause of its love of Justice. 
■™*f and courage has led in ap- 
plication of democratic Ideals 
which are a distract Nordio contri- 
bution to modern clviUmtion. 

; Rev. Flint has the'faciilty of lead 
ing up his arguments in^a quiet, 
-sincere manner, using nH-few well- 
chosen gesturesiHo the cilmax,a«id 
then drrrtng^its point home with a ; 
burst, of eloquence. He is a rapid r 
are speaker and has an- exception- 
al .command of the :Eigllsh'*langu- 
Sgf-1 i/f^ft'"* made bira soine , 
what - dtfflcultJfofcitlHj. less inforra- 
eoVjf his tdifollow.'^ 
ij^e nextJ&tOTBiien : the ' pro- 
trratajls Mayir lohnlTHueens* "ot 
•J»W}Peg. th* committee has ah-' 

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St. Paul Writer Scores Marius 

Waldal's Attack on Gov. ONn 


/ v ; !;, 

I- . 

A. I. Harris; 

Because he attacked! uneompro- 

vlstngly those rested interests 
who ruled and" plundered" our state 
for! many' years, Governor Olson 
has been subjected to j more vict- 
ors criticism and downright a- 
kase than any other, executive in 
the United States. HJe took this 
criticism, as a matterj of course, 

" smilingly, philosophically, always 
going back into the affray with 
store determination than ever . to 
oarry out the pledges he made to 
tfc'e people. ...'.' 

The Governor's newspaper crit- 
ics! have been many and resource- 
ful, - with \all. the power -behind 
tik'em that money can command. 
Bu£ none of these critics ever felt 
moT does h©;feel today!- any phys- 
ical jeopardy involved in attacking 
Olson. Matter of fact[ an eastern 
newspaperman visiting; here, .read- 
ing some of the poisoned stories 
sent out for ."foreign" consump- 
tion, expressed amazement that it 
cvuld be conducted on such large 
a scale with perfect immunity. "It 
canldnt be [done in my state," he, 

- remarked, .j. . ■[ / 

The fact is indisputable 
important critic of the Governor 
was ever molested, much /less 
farmed, in [-pursuing hia game, at 
.ttskes outrageously unsportsman 
IB^e. It was an open 
■•body attempted to 
restrict "it.- J . . - 

No matter what one .„.„ 

' «f| the type' of yellow journalism 
ikflulged in by the^ late Walter W. 
Liggett - and /the 
Jdsrnal said editorially that it did 
tile city of Minneapolis no credit - 
litis writer land every! decent citi- 
«■». of the/state were ( shocked by 
brutal 'shaving, which was 

season, and 
close' it or 

might think 

casions to appear before the in- 
vestigating committee. The com- 
mittee chairman stated to the 
press that he wanted the writer 
for examination and kept him un- 
der subpoena so he couldhft take 
a "vacation" to Florida or Califor-, 
nia or elsewhere. ... / 

WAS CAUSED! Knowing some-, 
thing about the purposes underly- 
ing the investigation, and the 
plans made for it by certain con- 
trolling groups even before the Le- 
gislature convened, the writer ask- 
ed both Carley andy&ouer for the 
privilege of testifying. When it 
became apparent/to him that the 
cpmmittee did ^ot want to exam- 
ine him the .writer demanded in 
writing that/he be called, but his 
entreaties fell on deaf ears. The 
committee' wanted to hear only 
those witnesses who would testify 
as they wanted them tq testify; . 
And now comes Representative 
Marius Waldal, who holds office 
not by the grace of the voters of 
his district but by the grace of a 
/reactionary House, with the amazv 
ing declaration that some mem- 
bers .of the Legislature were plan- 
ning impeachment proceedings 
against Governor Olson If a new 
investigation proposed by him 
would warrant It, but that they 
were dissuaded from this course 
because -if '' w P uI <3 cost too much 
money and would take too much 
time." .... 

And these are the paid servants 
of the public! What a startling 
confession for one to make! If 
the enlarges were true, ,then any 
amount of money on the -part of 
the state -would have been an in- 
vestment well worth it And why 
should it take- so long to inveBti- 

Redwood Falls on /October • 24th 
and 26th, 1936. / 

Minnesota ha8,a quota, of 50 dele- 
gates for the Oslo Convention. The 
delegation is/being secured thru 
the^ Minnesota Council of t Religi- 
ous Education with Headquarters 
at 405 pppenheim Building, St. 
Paul, IL L. alright, General Secre- 
tary./ * 

The official Minnesota - delega- 
tion will sail from New York on 
the Steam !Ship "Stavangerfjord" 
on June 24th. 

Information concerning the Con 1 
vention may be secured from the 
office of the Minnesota Council of 
Religious Education. 

Cattle on Feed 

Increased 40 % 
In Corn States 

Sherer, pastor of the Lutheran 
Church of the Holy Trinity of New 
York City,- and the Rt Rev. George 
Craig Stewart D. D„ Bishop of the 
diocese 'of Chicago of the Protest- 
ant Episcopal Church, Chicago. 

|The devotional services and the 
discussion groups will be led by 
prominent Minnesota . clergymen. 
In addition to music by Minneapo- 
lis Church Choirs, the conference 
music will include music by Miss 
Hope Hauzei; harpist. - 

|The conference is being enter- 
tained 'by the Minneapolis Minis- 
ters Federation of which Dr. Bert- 
ram B. Hanscom,: pastor of the 
Park ! Avenue j Congregational 
Church! is the chairman. 
• jThe (conference is open to all 
ministers ' and - to ministerial stu- 

operative -will be located for the 
time being at the Midland Cooper*' 
ative Wholesale plant at 739 1 John 
son Street N. E., Minneapolis,' Min- 
nesota. The articles approved by 
the meeting call for -incorporation 
February 1. The rural electric co 
operative associations will be 
.members" of the central organiza- 
tion oh a Btrictly cooperative has- 

iB - I ' 1 /. 
' It was the unanimous dpimon of 
' the representatives of rural asso- 
ciations present 
that a central agency is 'necessary 
for -the /proper development of co- 
operative rural electrification in 
this/area. It was ;pointed out at 
the/meeting that such a central 
;ency would be able to serve the 
nsumer mejnbers much 'better 

curious little boys had done- in the 
past, had placed his tongue on the 
axe head. The severe cold weath- 
er. made it impossible for the rab- 
bit to loosen its tongue, and Chris- 
tie found it there, minus the little 
cottontail, which most likely died 
in the woods' minus its power of -, 


'Zumbro Falls — Buned in the 

dodged the clow and struck Ken- 
neth bb the car. went into the 
ditch. The car was lifted and the 
•boyidug out of the Bnow.'vHe es- 
caped with only minor injuries. 

at the meetings -ano^beneath an over-turned car, Datll Bldg. -I- PtlOne 11§ 

dents. iThe Monday afternoon ses-, an(J at a i ower C03t m such mat- 
slon will be open to laymen out- 
side of the Twin Cities only. The 

Tuesday evening sessjon 
open to the public, j Adi 

challenge on the parti of gangland gate charges when the evidence, 
sot only to freedom of the press 1 - ; " - , « , ™« ^ *• anMv «>»** ™ 
d to the right of free speech. 

*nt,to organized society itself. 
lit is unfortunate, however - and 

as is claimed,' is safely rolled up 
d* little bundles and carefully hid 

wall . injure [ rather than aid a so- 
lution of the murder j- that polit- 
/ icat enemies, the hirelings of the. 
/ s >»oneyed 'plunderbound' of the 
/ state*, have! maliciously, criminal- 

• / ly, injected the Governor's name 
/. -Sm the casej because Liggett at the 

/ -rime was attacking' Olson. One 

_ oan almost; forgive a /widow for 

i doing this, I her mind J muddled by 
I tte terrible sight of witnessing 
her husband ' shot down in cold 
*»ood. But} the peopled this state 
will never forgive the, diobolic pol- 
iticians and .-oAlitical scandal- 
mongers Tyho are spreading this 
libel by word of mouth and thru 
a subservient press for their own 
selfish purposes. ... 
j Th&re has been much said about 
the rehashed charges made by Lig 
get,t against Governor Olson, to 
lend force and effect to the vile 
insinuations. The writer is quitje 
^ familiar with them, and with their 

> . falsity. To say thatfdjson feared 

them is the worst kind of tom- 

snyrot ' . I ! 

; During the last regular session 
W the Legislature, jthe reaction- 
Aries ordered" an investigation of 
> fliese same charges ■•• . . and one 

•* yrzs had. It was headed by Sen- 

ator James A. Carley. The conr 
:mrttee hired Investigators who fol- 
lowed persons and 'snooped into 
private matters. No^plece of gos- 
sip, no matter of now intimate a 
} jmture it was, failed' to escape the 

^attention ;of these stool pigeons, 
Ifcent on blackening the Governor's 
icharacterJ Its unfairness and pre- 
judice was so manifest that its 
stench reached t high heaven. 
■Reactionary leaders, led to be- 
lieve, before the investigation, 
that those who preferred the 
charges had actual evidence to 

* sustain them.- became frantic at 
the failure of the investigating 
committee to produce this evi- 

■ Jence . . \ . 

* Will Senator Carley deny thaj 

UiTFCti . vra^i called in to aid the 

■committee? l ;He was. Matter, of 

■ fact, he Was in alntost daily sec- 
. ret* conferences -with Thomas 

"Mcmer. attorney and- chief muck- 
<raker for] the committee. If Mpu- 
«r \vk impressed by the facts in 

■ Li^cett's possession, 'they certain" 
ly would' "have been presented at 
lh" committee liearings. The 

■; claim that these\ reactionaries 
Tiiade a "deal" with Governor Ol- 
son to protect his good name is 
-cne which can be presented only 
: tb a class of feeble-minded .... 
jThe-writer of this column was 
served with a subpoena on two oc- 

in some safety deposit vault, so 
that '-'Olson's Gang." -whoever 
they are, can not steal it? ... . 

We have no doubt but that the 
reactionary majority in both the 
Senate and House would have lik- 
ed to impeach Governor Olson. 
They would cast their votes, if 
they could- get away with it, -with 
more relish than they would con- 
sume a sirloin steak, dinner, with 
the steel trust footing the bill. If 
Waldal's statement bears even a 
close resemblance to the" truth,' 
then these reactionaries are not 
only faithless to the public trust', 
but renegades and cowards as 

Oslo, Norway Will. 
Be Sunday School 
Convention City 

' Going from one extreme to an- 
other, the corn belt is full tilt in 
the cattle feeding business follow- 
ing a year of light feeding due to 
short crops in 1934. The percent- 
age increase in feeding this year 
over last year is the largest ever 
shown in the 14 years for \vhich 
records have been kept£ contrast- 
ed 'with the greatest decrease: ever 
shown from : January 1, 1934 to 
January 1, 1935. ■ - 

The number of cattle on feed 
for market iii the eleven corn belt 
states oil January 1, this year,' was 
.41 percent larger than .the yer 
small number on feed a year ag 
according to statistics gathered^ by 
the Bureau ■ of- Agricultural/Eco- 
nomics. Despite the . sharp in- 
crease' in feeding over last year, 
the estimated number , ; bf/cattle on 
feed now is still materially below, 
the average *for January 1 for the 
period from 1930 if 1934. \ The 
number of cattle fin feed at pres- 
ent Is around 25 /to 30 percent be- 
low the five-year average for, Jan. 

R'eports from Corn Belt fejeders 
regarding the weights of cattle in- 
dicate that. 'there is a largerj pro- 
portion of heavier feeders In the 
country and a decreased propor- 
tion |of calves on feed. 

As to the probable months of 
marketing title cattle on feed this 
yearj/reports indicate that a; larg- 
er proportion of the total will be 
marketed before May ljftan a year 
ago. | 

/ Slaughter supplies of cattle dur- 
ing the next few months are ex- 
pected to reflect an increase . in 
feeding and, afthough slaughter 
is expected to be smaller than last 
year'; the proportion of feed cattle 
is expected -to be materially larg- 
er, with the great bulk of these 1 
cattle being medium to good 
steers. The reduced supply of 
cows and low grade steers is ex: 
pected to support prices of com- 
mon steers and most butcher 
stock, the prices of which' will 
probably strengthen. 

Will be charged for the 
sessions. , { 

The conference |opens at two 
o'clock' Monday afternoon. Febru- 
ary 17th and closes/at noon Wed- 
nesday! February ylSth. 

i The ;ConferencVj is promoted by 
a Volunteer Committee composed 
of unofficial Representatives from 
more than /twenty denominations 
and communions, and five interde- 
nominational agencies. The chair- 
man 67 the Volunteer Committee 
for the 1936 conference is the Rt. 
Stephen E. Keeler D. D., BI- 
shdp : jCo"adjutor of ths Minnesota 
ncese of the Protestant Episco- 
~ Church, Minneapolis. 

ters ,as engineering services re- 
quired both -before and after con- 
struction, bargaining for whole- 
sale "power, and accounting, audit- 
ing, legal and educational work, j 
Central cooperative electric as- 
sociations of this type have _ al- 
ready' been established in Indiana 
and Ohio, where many cooperat- 
ive projects' have been approved 
and some, have already started con 


Farm Landeand City Property 

For Sale on Easy Terms 

Exchanges of All Kinds 

an 11 year old boy probably * es- 
caped death or senius injury be- 
cause the highway plow had piled 
snow in the ditch a minute before. 
Kenneth Atkinson and hjs brother 
Merele were standing beside' the 
road waiting for their father, who 
■was to take them to -Zumbro Falls. 
The snow plow passed them, throw 
ing 'a high,' soft bank of Bnow to 
the side of the road. Immediate- 
ly after, a car driven by. a Lake 
City man at a high rate of speed" 


Electrification Co-ops 
From New Agency 

Northwest Sural Electric C6oper- 
I atlves Form Central 

' Sunday School workers from ' 
nearly every country in the world, 
and from all Protestant Evangel- 
ical Denominations, will attend, 
the Twelfth World's Sunday School* 
Convention to he held at Oslo,- 
Norway, July 6-12, 1936. . 

Oslo is the most northerly city 
yet chosen for a World's Sunday 
School Convention. Other conven 
tions have been held at Glasgow, 
Jerusalem, Rome, Tokyo and ota; 
er large'- cities throughout the 
world. ' The last quadrennial .con- 
vention met at Rio de Janiero in 
1932. ^ 

Norway has never before had so 
significant a world gathering of 
Christian forces. The Rt Rev. 
Johan Lunde, Bishop Primate of 
Norway, writes, "We shall do our 
best to see that the delegates are 
well taken care of in our beauti- 
ful and 'beloved country. We- are 
very happy to be able to relate 
that our Country's King, His Ma- 
jesty Haakon VII, has promised to 
act as the Convention's guardian," 
The theme, "Christ the Hope of 
the World" has been chosen for 
the convention. .Eminent church- 
men and outstanding Christian 
statesmen have accepted places 0:1 
the program. Every phase of the 
program of Christian Education 
will be, considered. 

The convention Is' held under 
the auspices of the World's Sun- 
day School Association, with head- 
quarters in New York City. Dr. 
Robert M. Hopkins is'the General 
Secretary. Dr. Hopkins was on 
the program of the Minnesota 
State Sunday School convention at 

Minnesota Pastors to 
Meet ajt Mpls. Feb. 17 

More than too pastors from the 
Protestant Churches of Minnesota 
are expected [to attend the Fourth 
State Pastors Conference at Wes- 
ley Methodist -Church, Minneapo- 
lis on February 17-18-19. The in- 
vitation to attend the conference 
has gone to 2,000 pastors, and in 
addition, to 'all ministerial stud- 
ents in the Seminaries of Minne- 
sota. * 

Many phases of the theme "The 
Minister's Share in Building a 
Christian World", will be consid- 
ered. Addresses will be given by 
Toyohiko Kagawa, Christian evan- 
gelist of Japan; Dr. E. W. Praet- 
drius, Bishop of the Northwestern 
Area of the Evangelical Church, 
St. [Paul; Dr. Harold Cooke Phil- 
lips', pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Cleveland; Dr. Paul E. 

■ l Congratulations! 

And Best Wishes 
For Success...- 

! Representatives of over 25 coun- 
ties' and about 20 i rural electrifica- 
tion cooperatives in Minnesota and 
Wisconsin met January 25 at Min 
neapolis, Minnesota, and organiz- 
ed tl^ Federated; Electric . Cooper-, 
ative, an organization which will 
act as a central [agency for rural 
electric cooperatives in the cen- 
tral Northwest, j through which 
they- may secure] expert engineer- 
ing/ financial, auditing and other 
seryices. It willjalso act as cen- 
tral" purchasing agent for such 
materials as the various members 
may need. 

The organization' of the Feder- 
ated Electric Cooperative climaxes 
manyj months of activity on the 
part of 'individuals throughout this 
area in setting up co-operatrve as- 
sociations for rural electrification. 
Several of these ^sociations have 
already made application ' to the 
R.RijLin Washington for funds 
wherewith to .build their lines to 
furnish electricity, to farm homes. 
It is estimated that ¥6,000,000 will 
-be loaned for thib purpose in Min- 
nesota alone. 

A previous meeting held in the 
middle of November, at which 2& 
iocali electric groups were repre- 
sented, set up a preliminary com- 
mittee to directjthe rural electric 
flcation activity.) This committee 
has been active j during the inter- 
vening period, and partially as a 
result of its work there are now 
nearly twenty cooperative electric 
associations incorporated in. the 
area represented, and- many more 
are in the early stages of organ- 
ization. The Federated' Electric. 
Cooperative is Incorporating under 
Minnesota Cooperative Laws, with 
the following Board of Directors 
to serve until the first annual 
meeting in June: Henry T. John- 
son, Audubon, Minnesota, presi- 
dent; E. F. Luehr, Spring Grove, 
Minnesota, vice president; Paul 
Ferguson, ■ Jackson, Minnesota, 
secretary; Win. : OnKka, Cokato, 
Minnesota, treasurer; David And- 
erson, Moose Lake, Minnesota, di- 
The headquarters of the new, co- 


Sauk Center — Years ago, before 
moBt .home waterworks had been 
installed, it. was not an uncommon 
thing; to chronicle the story, of 
some young lad who was too curi- 
ous and tested the cold by placing 
his tongue on the pump -handle. 
Sometimes the tongue was remov- 
ed with the loss of only a bit of 
skin, but other times- half the 
tcngue came off or it- was neces- 
sary to thaw the youngster from 
his "attraction" by the use of hot 
water from the working end of 
the pump. Altho the principle is 
the same, this is a story of a rab- 
bit, instead of a human, who suf- 
fered the same - tragedy. 1 James 
Christie left his' axe near a pile of 
wood one evening near Sauk Cent- 
er. When he returned tlje next 
morning he saw rabbit tracks a- 
round the head of the axe, and 
found that the bunny, as so many 



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Grygla Community News 

.Sidney Dalos, who has been em- 
ployed the past several years in 
Chicago is visiting at the home of 
her mother, Mrs. B. O. Dales. 

Clifford Moron spent several 
#ays last week at Bismarck, N.D.. 
at the Gamble Dealers convention. 

a*rs. Alfred" Adams and infant 
fcaby left Sunday for tlieir home 
• after making their ■ home for the 
past two months at the Mrs. Cora 
Bosh home. - ; 

. Mr. and Mra.'feddie Engeistad of 
Gatzke visited on Sunday at»the 
CHof Lesher home. 

Guy Irish, who Is employed* at 
tha Engelstad farm, visited at the 
UL C. Millerman home. ' 

Margaret Miller visited over 
the week end -at her parental home 

Mr. and Hrs. Or vis- • Fladeland 
were accompanied home from Mm 
neapolis last week by the latter's- 
little nephew, Gerald Lang, who 
will make his home with the Flad 
eland family^ >« 

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Holbrook, 
Vivienne Bush. Ruby and Lloyd 
(Sanson were entertained on Sat- 

■ urday evening at th^-Emil Claus- 
en home, the occasion being Enr 
il's birthday. / 

Mrs.. .Ludvlg Haugen of Benville 
visited on -Friday with Mrs. Sidney 

Edith Bngelbert left Sunday ev- 
ening J6t T. R. Palls after visit- 

■ ing. friends and' relatives for sev- 
eral weeks. After a short visit 
yriyh. relatives in T. R. Palls she 

/will return to St Paul where she 
will 'be employed. 

Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Johnson of 
Goodridge nre visiting this -week 
at the Gunder Grovum and Dr. 
McCoy homes. Mr. Grovum is al- 
so seeking medical aid. 

Ed Shanley and Mr. Peterson of 
"Warren were callers in this vil- 
lage one dav last week. On their 
return to Warren they were ac- 
companied by iieo Weischer who 
visited several days at the | Shan- 
ley home. ; j j . 

Vivienne Bush spent the -week 
end at the W. . A. and Ervih Hol- 
brook homes. . j I 

Group No. 1 of the County Sew- 
ing Project' met | on Saturday at 
the O. J. Johnson home. All mem 
hers were present. The next meet 
imr will be held (at the Mikel Tieg- 
land home on Feb. 29th. 

Barney Newman of Middle Riv- 
er is visiting this week at the L. 

Mrs. J. w. btcwart, Co-respondent 

Schlborger home at Moose River. 

Miss Ingeborg Homme j is em- 
ployed at:the p. J. Peterson home. 

Bernicej Groridanl viBited sever- 
al dayB last week with Vivian 
Hanson; I 


Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ralston and 
family, who lost their home and 
jbelongings. Friday*- night, Ffrb. .7. 
take this means to express their 
sincere gratitude for the kindness 
of their neighbors and friends 
who so willingly assisted at the 
time of the Are, for all the liberal 
donations and for fixing up their 
new home. 

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All the latest types, includ- 
ing folding oxfords, rimless 
types, and rims [are in our 
stocks now! 

Ole C Johnson of Moorhead. 
who is employed by the Fairmont 
Creamery Co., was here last ''Mon- 
day evening and Tuesday and vis- 
ited old friends. He also attend- 
ed the Men's Business Club Mon- 
day evening. 

Ed Christenson returned home 
Wednesday from Bismarck, North 
Dakota, where he attended a con- 
vention for the Gamble stores. 

The local high school basketball 
boys motored to Alvarado Friday 
evening where they met the high 
■school team there. The local boys 
took the short end of the score. 

The regular monthly meeting of 
the Parent Teachers Association 
was held- Friday evening at the 
school auditorium. A short busi- 
ness meeting was held. A sum- 
mer ruund-up was decided upon 
again this year. The program for 
the evening was as follows: Glee 
Club, under the direction of Miss 
Bakke, sang two numbers accom- 
panied by Mary Jane Johnson; a 
piano solo was played by Miss Ma- 
rie Erdmanh. The audience sang 
America the Beautiful. February 
being the month of the founding 
of the PTA-, a Pounders Day pro- 
gran; was given which was a 
candle lighting ceremony. A beau 
tifully decorated cake was carried 
on the stage by two girls, one 
dressed in. modern costume and 
one of about 40 years ago. Two 
little girls held" lighted ■ candles. 
During the time - that the 39 
candles were being lit, interest- 
ing notes were' read l>y different 

The following were entertained 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Jenson and son Saturday even-, 
ing: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Holms 
and son Billy, Mr. and Mrs. V. G. 
Br^nk and daughter Ruth, Mrs. 
Albert Brink, Anna and Edward 

Mrs. Clarence Hallstrom was 
hojior. guest at her home Saturdav 
afternoon when a few friends 
tendered her a 'bridal shower. 
Bunco was played during the af- 
ternoon. Mrs. Hallstrom was. giv - 
en a purse of money. Lunch, was 
served at the close of the after- 
noon. Those present were as fol- 
lows: Mrs. .Hallstrom. honor 
guest, Mesdames N. E. Beeb* Lee 
Beebe^ Earl Jenson. Albert Brink, 
V. G. Brink. Wm. Olson, Lena Hall 
strom. Oscar Gunstad. Myles Jack 
son, Graham Harry Winter, Lester 
Olson. Mrs. Sandberg and daugh- 
ter Margaret of Canada. MIsb Ef- 
fie Frederickson and Miss Anna 

.Miss Donna Brink returned to 
her home Monday from Thief Oliv- 
er Falls where* she visited for a 
week- at the Hawkin Olson home. 
Effle FTedrickson spent the week 
end visiting at the V. G. Brink 
home. I 

Miss Bernice Anderson spent 
the week end at Stephen visiting 
at the home of her parents. 

Poppenhagen. Rachel Anderson, 
Anne Mahdt, Vern Olson, Lucille 
Felder and Beth McLeOd. .' 
, Orda; Urdahl, who attends school 
in [ Thief ;River Falls spent the 
week end at her home. 

The basketball ^'noys wen* to 
Plummer on-^eb. 7th and played 
a game^ith Oklee. The! bojjs 
camfr-out victorious, the score be^ 
Ing j34 7 l8. IThis'is the first game 
the j'Mascots" liave won this. ycar.1 
The iboys will 'go to Oklee on thel 
'llth to play with St. Hilairej -; 
The annual local declamation 
contest was held at the Ihigh 
school auditorium on Monday af- 
ternoon. The judges were 'Mrs 
A .B. Josephson, Mrs. O. East- 
house and Mrs. . Ed. Barstad. The 
contestants were: Oratory: John 
Swanson and Arthur Gordon; Dra- 
matic: Florence Svobodny j and 
Jean Diswd; . Humorous: Joseph- 
ine Zachar and Agnes Johnson. 
The winners In each of these 'sec- 
tions! were: Oratory: John Swan- 
son; | Dramatic: Jean JMsrud; [Hu- 
morous : Agnes Johnson. . These 
winners will go to - Plummer j on 
Feb. 1 18 for the sub-district con- 
test"! ! 

The Junior class will present its 
class: Play, "Dotty and Daffy" on 
Friday. Feb. 14, at the H. S. audit- 
orium at 8 o'clock. The cast of 
.characters -is as follows: _j_— -' 
Hilda Johnson — CIara~~~~Tanem; 
Alfred Hopkins— Harvey Tollef- 
son; j Molly O'Mulligan— Arllne 
Uglem; Dorothy Travers— Doro- 
thy Korstad; Daphne Travers— 
Muriel Stephenson; Jimmie Rand; 
Vernon Vaughan; Phyllis Travers, 
Helen McDade; Paxton Belmont; 
Alvin Halvorson; Jack' Belmont, 
Olnf 'Bratland: Aunt Hester Harl- 
ey, Ida Field; Hugh Rand, Rudolph 

On the 21st the grade pupils will 
present an operetta "The Wedding 
of the Flowers" at Community 
Club.- The high school orchestra 
will play a. few selections and: the 
chorus will sfaig also at this pro- 



Saturday evening, Feb. 8th, the 
Eagle Patrol, of the local Boy 
Scout Troop No. 110, entertained 
the pther patrols at the school' 
house. Various games' were play- 
ed, followed by a lunch Berved: by 
the host patrol, '. ? 

Due to unfavorable weather the 
card party, sponsored by the lad- 
ies of St. | Anne's Society, which 
was to haye -been Held Sunday ev- 
eningj Feb. 9th, was .postponed. If 
weather conditions permit the par- 
ty will be held Sunday evening. 
Feb. 16th. | 

The local MWA basketball team 
met defeat at the hands of the 
Thief-- River Falls Independent 
team here, Thursday evening, Feb. 
6th. The (final score was 43 to 7 
in favor of the visitors. 

The many friends of Mrs. K. N. 
Grimsrud were pleased to hear 
that she had returned to her home 
here after | having been a patient 
at St. Luke's hospital in Thief Riv- 
er Palls far some time. * 

The; local camps. of the M. W. A. 
held their regular meetings at the 
Municipal | Auditorium Thursday 
evening,. Feb. 6th. At the conclus- 
ion of the| business meetings the 
camps' united in spending a very 
■pleasant evening playing cards and 
<bingo. All bingo prizes were 
wrapped so winner did not know 
vfhat they yron. until .packages were- 
opened. The contents of some of 
the .packages caused a great deal 
of laughterl Towards the close of 
the evening lunch was served. 

Mr. .Henry Thibert -who has been 
employed at Washkish, Minn., for 
the past month has. returned to his 
hojne here. | 

Mrs. W. H. Morrissette of Oklee, 
Minn., visited friends and relatives 
here over the week end*. 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thibert vis- 

Miss Aa'got Hanso!* of Thief Rlv 
er Falls, i visited, at. tfie home of 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Severin 
HanBon, Sunday, i 
; Miss Avis Sorenson left Satur- 
day evening . for Minneapolis. She 
will visit with relatives. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fournier of 
Terrebonne .visited at the Henry 
Thibertt home. < . 

Th^ Benefit Ball .given at the Ar- 
agon ' ballroom Saturday evening 
was we'll jajtended. A local orch- 
estra furmshed music. | ! 

Mr. and Mrs.; Frank Schmidt of 
Red Lake Falls visited at the Mrs. 
Ragna >Jorby home here Sunday. 

Arnold Karlstad of Bemidji vis-- 
ited friends here Friday evening. " 

'School notes 

Primary Grades: 

We plan to have a valentine box 
andia short program Friday after- 
noon/ !- ;. 
Intermediate Grades: 

Miss Maki -was taken ill the lat- 
ter part of the week. Miss Paul- 
ine Schoenauer is taking her place 
Fifth and Sixth Grades: 

The fifth grade language class' is 
studying cities. Oral and written 
accounts have been given on vari- 
ous aspects of the make-up of a 
large city. Pictures and illustra- 
tions have been contributed t o 
complete the discussions. 

Most_of- jthe~~sixth graders have 
had amusing times trying t make 
their marionette act properly. They 
are dramatizing "The King of the 
Golden River". - 

Other News: 

Mr. Grimsrud and "the members 
of the two classes in agriculture 
attended the Crop Show and Agri- 
cultural Short Course in Crook- 
ston last Wednesday. 

Mr. Ripple, Mr. Adrian,- and Miss 
Swenseid drove to Grand Porks 
last Saturday. They, enrolled for 
the second semester at the Univer- 
sity of North Dakota, '. ■. ' 

Last Saturday the Boy ; Scouts of 
Plummer hiet in regular session. 
After the UBiial business session, 
games were played; The Eagle 
Scouts entertained the others with 
a "feed" of hot dogs," Ibuns, and 
coffee.- ■' ■ ' 

Last Thursday evening due to 
the extremely cold /weather - Mr. 
Grimsrud's class in "agriculture 
was not as well attended as usual. 
Those ; present discussed the houB - 
ing of poultry and received free 
the supplementary material sent 
out from the experiment station. 

Coffee and cookies were served 
to all present at the close of the 
meeting, ■ " 

Dont forget the. Sub District De- I 
clamatory Contest at Plummer on 
Tuesday, February 18tty at the Mu 
nicipal Auditorium. The follow- 
ing schools i are takingj part: Red 
Lake Falls, ]St Hilaire, . Goodridge,- 
and Plummer. Plummer High 
School will | be represented in' the 
oratorical division by Donald Hol- 
l>erg, in ' the dramatic division "by 
Margaret Saum and -In the humor- 
ous diyisibn] by Carol Hovland. 

On Tuesday the Cardinals were 
nosed ont by the Thief River Falls 
Five in the] last minute of play. 
The Red and White led by a few 
points from the start and, in a fast 
and hard-fought gamej gave the 
fans a lot of thrills. . 

Last Friday the fans were treat- 
ed to a fine exhibition of basket- 
ball when in a fast and [well-play- 
ed game Plummer High School de- 
feated the Bemidji State Teachers' 
College Reserves toy a score of 41 
to 21. 

Nelson: of GaUke, who :nis been 
visiting at the Bkwall home Bince 
Christmas. . 

A. W. Hanson Is a patient at a 
Thief River Falls hospital having 
.had an operation on one of his 
eyes. { Last reports are that he 
was getting along fine. '. 

G. A; Iverson motored t<J Crook- 

stoh Thursday oh a business trip. 

He also called on his son Glennie 

a student at the N. tr. fir. A. , ' 

I .' * SCHOOL , NOTES I; , I 

The Little Citizens Cluo held a 
meeting February 7, for the pur- 
pose of making arrangements for 
a Valentine party. Committees in 
charge are Behnie Johnson, Am- 
ber Loyland and Norman Kriel. 
entertainment, Hazel Johnson, An^ 
na .Iverson, Erllng Dahlen; re- 
freshment, Hazel- Johnson. Anna 
Iverson; decorating, John Daniel- 
son. ' 

Pupils who have high marks In 
spelling forthe lasC school month 
are: Helen and Norman Kriel 
Amber Loyland, Grace Dahlen, Ge- 
neva Iverson, Anna and Christine 
Nerhus^and Hazel Johnson 

moeri Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 p. m. 
,Rev.!H.7L; Tungseth will speak. 
i - T. MeNem and Mrs. Carl .Ueilem 
spent Thursday in Viking with 
Mrs. J Lena Nordgaard. 
;. The Rosewood Livestock "Ship- 
ping (Association .will ship mixed" 
'stock: ' again on Saturday, Feb, i 16. 
Market your livestock thru your 
own local shipping. association for, 
lower' rates, less _ shrinkage and 
'better prices, : which can be done 
by, railroad transportation: ■: Emll 
Anderson. 40-ltc 

The Forum is $L60 per year 

Fhilco & Zenith - 


Battery A Electric 


6 Volt Wind^ 

cha& iL/pnzrsox 



Borden Sagmoen was taken back 
.to the hospital* Friday after being 
at his aunt's place, Mrs. Benson. 

,. fiT* ral ^ya. ( He cut him- 
self wtin an ax about a week and 
.a half ago, he was taken to the 
hospital immediately and was re- 
leased from there on Monday but 
the wound hadn't started" to heal 
so h e was taken back Friday. 
■ The Riridal Ladles Aid will b& 
entertained at the home of Mr 
and Mrs. Emll Anderson Friday" 
Feb. 21st. Everybody welcome. * 

Misses Alma and Inga. Holten 
visited last week with their sister 
tMisa Bertha, who is attending, high 
school in Thief River Falls. ■ 

The Luther's League which was 
held at the Pete Mellem home on 
Friday evening was very well at- 
tended in spite of the cold weath- 

Miss 'Myrtle Stromberg enter- 
tained a few of her friends at her 
home last Sunday evening. Those 
that attended were, Doris. Arnold 
and Raymond Hanson,. Miss Ver- 
na Sagmoen and Jack Ward of 
Thief Rivej: Falls. 

There will be services at the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Sag 

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1;o th$ new management for the 

biggest event in the history "of 

Thief River Falls— the launching 

of a co-operative progressive 

newspaper. \ 

Thief River Falls Farmer^ 

i Labor Association Club 



Our mail carrier, Theodore Rus- 
tad is taking an extended vaca- 
tion which he is spending in mild- 
er climate, j Carl Anderson is on 
the mail route during Ted's ab- 
sence. I 

Mrs. Knnte Danielsonjis ill. 

Miss Ottea 1 Efewall left last Sun- 
day fo r Duliith to visit j Indefinite- 
ly with her 'Bister, Mrs»i P. Peter- 
sonand family. She was accom- 
■panied by her cousin, Miss Lena 

Caskets & Supplies 

Caskets aad Funeral Sup- 
plies carried in Stock - 
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For Sate or Trade 

» Head ef Horses, broke. '• i ~l 
1— lfr20 Twin Cftj Tractor. "i| 
t — fnenbaters, different sizes. ! 
1 — All steel farm- truck. 
1 — Fordson traetorl 

.■. W £j? V ?,. the di rect agency for 
Ihe Twin Citr and MoHn? Co. now 
and bare two new Twin City trac- 
tors en display 

& Bjertness 

Grygla, Minnesota 

Ful-Vu No-Scru 


For Near 

Tiny springs are used jn Ful-Vue 
No-Scru glasses, to cushion the 
lenses. Electrically soldered pins 
hold the lenses tightly and perma- 
mently in place. Naturally that 
■ protects them against breakage 
and makes the rimless style in 
eyewear truly practical as well as 
preferable for inconsplcuousness 
and beauty. - 


Optical Dept. 

Other Styles As Low As $6.50 


'Covered Wagon" Bread 


Delmonico Butter rolls 
Orange Raisin Bread 
Date Bars 


Orange Raisin Bread 
I Cream Puffs 
Chocolate Eclairs 
Banania Eclairs 
Ice;Boyi3(^fefe^kes ^ 
^W|^c«^^Me'€^kes' . \ 

French Pastry ' 

At the Bakery or Through Your Independent Grocery 

Jung; s Quality Bakery 

i Thief River Falls, Minn. | ! 


We Extend 

Congratulations to the 



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''Where Shoe? Are. Fitted Properly'' - 

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Falls is happy to\ extend 
best wishes to the pioneers 
in the co- operative^ news- 


two F 
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In a, Choice of Coven 

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We are. expecting the arrival of a carload of fur- 
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bedroom suites. Also a, large assortment of 

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Tri-Cbunty Forum 

- A ConliniuBon of the Thief River fall. Forum 


Published Bach Thursday by the 


(A Go-operative Institution) 

Citizens state Bank Bldg. 

Thief (RiTer Falls, Minnesota 

Otto Behm, President 
Stewart, 1st Vice Pres. . J. V. Hoffman 

1 .W. 

Hels Fore, 2nd ,f loo Pres. 
Helmer HaUand? j Secretary 
Carl Swanson, Treasurer 

Carl R. Anderson 

ArTid Wlckstrom 

Arthur Tauem 

i THE 

:*. M. Aalbu i J 

I\ H.. Nickeson 

Hilver Johnson' ....... 


..:...!. .Editor 

.Business Manager' 
■ (.. Society 

Subscription, $1.50 per year in the United States. 

Entered as second-class matter, April 27, ' 1932, at 
the post office at Thief River .Palls, Minnesota, 
under Act of Congress of starch 3, 1897. 

Advertising rate ca;d upon request. 



to some large distributor arid, at the same time, And 
the distributor to Whom. they are selling competing, 
•with their very- creameries for -.cream from their, 
farmers. Creameries should take warning in : the 
direction of their marketing problems and, if they 
cannot support a central co-operative marketing 
organisation, they should ask their buyers to at 
least -withdraw- if rom the business; of concentration 
and manufacture of dairy 'products in competition 
with them.. Most large distributors are both manu- 
facturers and distributors,: Farmers need' strong 
co-operative marketing organizations^: through 
which to build for future stability .df their: local 
co-operative institutions. V' 

• "We .know of. a number of /instances where 
creameries have withdrawn their membership from 
the Land O'Lakes Creameries-'and, at the same-time, 
are selling to the very concern that owns the' cream 
station in their own town, buying In competition 
with them. " / ! .-' ; i 

Political Actionals the Correct Line 

Minnesota Union Advocate, St. Paul 

/' Last week the writer disposed of his interests 
as pubjjgber of "th» Forun)|to the newly organized 
/co-operative association jrut will continue for the 
time being as editor. Y ' / x . ' / 

■ In turning over/the res ponsibility' for the^pirb- 
lication of the paper to others, r'wish to thank the 
public and my many friends for the loyal support 
they havs pven ;ine and'the thousand and one fay^ 
ors they have done in /assisting me/incarryihg/On 
the publication of the.. paper against what seemed 
-many times to be insurmountable obstacles/ With- 
out their help it; could not| have been' done. . The 
friends I have gained will always be cherished. 

In Tetaining'me as editor of the -paper, the 
board of directors have'attached no strings, believ- 
ing as they do in Uie constitutional rights, of free 
speech and free -press. However, neither 1 do they 
necessarily agrye' with everything that I ropy say in 
this columihj/Sufcli opinions! as are expressed' here 
are my owiv except when they may .be signed by 
others or-otherwise accredited. 

When Henry Wallaces-secretary of agriculture,- 
anu-jiis brain trust evolved the brilliant idea of 
killing off a few million baby pigs to cut down the 
.supply in order to-Most the price of pork, it was 
the big packers/who did the killingJthe packing 
and the canning of fertilizer. They--got the cream 
of the hog/ir'op at their own pricef the government 
paid thenf for processing the Jxaby pigs, and when 
the processing taxes went oh— they added the tax 
to.the price of pork. / . 

. . Then^the supreme court declared the AAA null, 
void ahd unconstitiHidnal, and ordered the govern- 
ment- to return something like ?200,000,000 in pro- 
cessing taxes impounded in various federal courts. 
The big packing companies are now going to sue 
for the return of every dollar paid to the govern- 
-mentjn the form of a processing tax. 

/^fa view of the fact that the processing taxes 
--were passed on to the public, every dollar returned 
to the packers under' the decision of the supreme 
court represents -just so much velvet. Of course 
the packers will have to pay income tax on these 
net profits, but they- can afford to give the U S 
treasury a few hundred thousand dollars of the mil-- 
lions Uncle Sam told them to filch out of the sucker 
public. . 


The Sons and Daughters of Norway are to be 
■ congratulated upon their initiative in sponsoring the 
Winter Lecture course, the second program of which 
was presented last Friday evening, at their hall. The 
value to a community of high class, educational an-" 
entertaining . lectures can not be ovestimated and 
it is,to be hoped that the increase which was noted 
in attendance Friday evening will continue until 
the hall is packed ! to the -doors. >• 

/ Reverend Flint's lecture )p*riday evening like the' 
one delivered by Professor Beck about a month ago 
/was not only instructive but jalso exceedingly inter- 
esting. The lecture course committee has announc- 
ed that Mayor John Queens of Winnipeg will he the 
next lecturer on the'prograhv appearing here on 
•March 6th. Everyone who has heard Mayor Queens 
..are agreed that.he/is an ablejand interesting speak- 

Askor American 

olsox puts Mccormick in his place 

, ,,-The attacks that Bertie McCormick of the Chi- 
cago Tribune has made upon! the state administra- 
tion, and upon the press of the state received a well 
deserved rebuke from Governor. Floyd B.' Olson this 
week. _ The governor reminds McCormick tbat his 
own city has been the worlds worst cesspool of 
crime and that McCormick's own paper suppressed 
the facts with regard to. thej dysentery epidemic 
prevalent in Chicago during the world's fair .there. 
The governor refers to Mr. McCormick as a "journ- 
alistic charh-tan", an appelatlori which seems to be 
well desetved as Mr. Mccormick's attempted reply 
indicates. Mr. McCormick said: "If Governor Ol- 
son is cleareoTof the Liggett murder I'll reply to 
his charges that I am a fakir'and journalistic char- 
latan." Chicago muBt he more benighted than we 
had imagined. For Mr. McCormick's information, 
we 'might state that no charges have been prefer- 
red against Governor Olson having any even remote 
connection with the Liggett murder. We might al- 
so state tbat eye witnesses have accused a Minne- 
apolis underworld character. Kid Cann, and he 
now on trial. .Mr. McCormick is evidently not only 
a journalistic \ charlatan but the world's most art- 
ful dodger as well. 

The northwest in general, and North Dakota In 
particular, have been given signal publicity by Unit- 
ed States Senator Gerald P. Nye in his energetic 
work in the natibnal Congress and for world peace. 
His selection as 'receiver of the" Cardinal Newman 
award tor 1935 has just been announced. The hon- 
or established as "outstanding contributions to the 
enrichment of human life and science, literature art 
humanitarianism, and government" was • announced 
for Senator Nye as an award for his "courage and 
Insight ' in exposing the "hidden factors which make 
for war." The award will he conferred upon the 
Senator within a month at a nubile, con vocation at 
the Newman Foundation at University of Illinois. 

Senator Nye, as chairman of the Munitions In- 
vestigation committee of the' United State Senate 
has uncovered such hidden information as to the 
manipulations of the b|g international bankers and: 
munition makers, which will' be .valuable in shap- 
ing anti-war legislation in the future: He has been 
a militant fighter for neutrality legialation and Is 
a constant worker in behalf of the masses of people, 


Minnesota Leader 

By Chas. D .Egley, Mgr. 
Farmers Union Live Stock Coi 
. mission, So. St Paul! Minn. 

[and W. Fargo, Nj D. 
For [the past three years we'bave^ 
sent out to farmers, mostly in Min- 
nesota, several hundred thousand 
circular letters in which we brief- 
ly outlined our views with refers 
ence to economic conditions, and 
then asked these farmers to an/ 
•swer a number of questions on the 
back of this letter, giving their 
views on this subject, and send the 
answers back to us here at So St 
Paul. / . 

. The question which i felt most 
important, and on "which I was 
most anxious to get the views of 
farmers follows: What do you 
think is the right thing/to do to 
.correct the rotten economic condi- 
tions now prevailing? ■/ ' 
And by far the most of the an- 
swers received were^oraething like 
the following/ "K&k the grafters 
out of public offifce. Elect honest 
men. Pass, this/kind of a law or 
that." In'other words by far the 
most, of the people seem to look to 
"political action" as the solution 
of our problems. ; 

I think all of us will agree that 
we are: living in a scientific age 
when plenty is possible for all if 
we only produce' to our full capac- 
ity and then have the proper kind 
of a system of distribution. But I 
can't agree tbat this is a problem 

Of "nolltionl onflow" ..t -n m. 

farmers' elevators and; .operating 
them on basic cooperative prin- 
?* I « « ^ooialism, I guess ' I am 
it. If advocating the operation of 
cooperative creamerieB, poultry 
associations, livestock and grain 
commission selling agencies-pack- 
ing houses, attires, wholesales, bulk 
i guess I am it. ' - 

companies, newspapers and all 
sorts of agencies immediately 
launched a campaign to end this 
massacre. - There have -been few 
Americans, wb hava not found 
themselves exposed in some fash- 
ion to this automobile safety drive 
during the past bIx months. 
I "There is point In asking why, 
in the ffice of this horror, the agi- 
tation fpr safety continues to say 
/Vnnt'.-r v"J_— ^,. I "2 ! ItU ? ' a!boa i' two factors which 

*«.'<£ 5"° w any ttaB at all obviously, play an Important part 
ut these things there Is ah aw- to keeping up the slaughter Li- 
pig difference between operat- ou °r and the over-engined car- 



': - I - :- — 

An admission that is to say the least startling 
when one considers where it comes from is contain- 
ed in. a recent Industrial News bulletin. Says the 
bulletin:_ "The co-operative marketing idea is en- 
tirely non-political and non-partisan. It is not the 
product of politics— instead it is the Product of 
Natural Econoinlc Forces. It represents an inevit- 
able evolutionary, process. It Has Proven Its 
Soundness Thro Tears of Depression, and the 
Movement has Grown! in the Face of the Greatest 
Obstacles. When Farmers get Together to Solve 
Their own Problems Ithru Central Management, 
They are not Pursuing some Transitory "Farm Be- 
lief Scheme— They are Using Their Intelligence to 

Reach a goal thati,is Beneficial to all Concerned 

Producers and Consumers Alike.*' 

i. It is refreshing to find that even the class that 
a few years ago maintained that farmers could not 
eorry.on any business except that of "slopping the 
hogs" are now admitting that farmers are capable 
of I carrying on their own marketing. The world 
- mores evidently. _ ,We shall soon find them admit- 
ting that Gour mi'lls, steel mills, and other industry 
that is carried on <by private monopoly can be suc- 
cessfully handled thru the co-operative method, to 
the benefit of "producers and consumers alike." 

A. C. Townley.has edged his way back into the 
Farmer-Labor picture in Minnesota. His speech at 
the Fergus Falls meeting last Saturday indicates 
clearly his disposition to attempt to gain a- hold on 
the party, which he deserted! in 1934 in order to run 
as an Independent candidate i for governor 

While Mr. Towniey talks about /'cliques dom- 
inating the party," it is apparent that his grievance 
is that he is not In control. The former-Boss" of 
the Nonpartisan League is by nature ah autocrat 
and constituted in himself the only clique of conse- 
quence in the League. He just can't stomach dom- 
ination of the movement by anyone else, including 
the Farmer-Labor Association. 

1 It is a pity that this once useful figure in ths; 
progressive cause should have completely destroyed 
his usefulness He is clearly -out of the .picture aud- 
it is well that those with a grievance do not laurich 
their campaigns under his auspices, if they do we 
predict they will have cause to regret it. ' 


The National Voice 


.Land O'Lakeg ,Newa 

„ .! Farmers following advice aijd leadership as to 
the course to pursue with respect to the develop-' 
meht of co-operative marketing as it applies to the 
> actual merchandising of farm products should bear 
i. jnlnd that they are furthering the chance of what 
is the ultimate ambition of distributors, to own both 
the distribution and manufacturing units that deal 
•with the purchase, and sale of farm products. < ' 
. We know of creameries that withdraw from 
tterr marketing organizations and sell their butter 

A mighty good friend, and one who is about as 
wet as they make them, predicts prohibition will 
soon be back among us with renewed strength, says 
the Grand Rapids Herald. '• He went to Chicago the 
other day, walked into the barroom of a hotel, and 
says he couldn't get up to the bar at all because of 
the crowd of women there. Because they must sit 
while they drink, they have arranged double rows 
of stools m front of the bar. He says all these 
stools were filled largely with women,! smoking cig^ 
arets, drinking and some llndulging in plenty nf 
noise, as if they had had, already aiboiit a drink or 
so^too many. 

"I'm opposed to prohibition, always opposed, to 
it - be says "but we'll have it back with renewed 
strength before long ,f this sort of thing is permit- 
ted to continue. I was pretty much disgusted my- 
self, and that's something." i. j 

Freeborn Patriot, Albert Lea 

The present attempt of Father Coughlin to 
bring about a test case to try the constitutionality 
of the Federal Reserve Act, and also Father Cough- 
- ms claim that the power to Issue currency should 
lie only In the hands of the Congress of the United 
^w"' * ri JW te ^«?nK"-ie« of when P. A. Peterson 
of Mansfield township was state representative from 
this district Mr. Peterson made the same sugges- 
tion a part of his campaign issue, and; when he be- 

n,T»w r S en ^V Te , tbe Second *™- •" e-eeeeded 
in getting the state legislature of Minnesota to" mem- 
orialize congress to that effect. Among others who! 
have opposed the Federal Reserve Act and declared! 
\ JZ % ,m « , . M S' n «onal were Senator Brobkhart of 
Iowa, Senator Shipstead, former Senator Magnus 
Johnson, and Senator Norris of Nebraska. ^ 


™.^ re \ ' t° Ple haTe Iost ">* lives and the 
rest of us have had to expend millions of dollars to 
keep from freezing to death during the cold TOTe 

orOIson for having "ordered I or permitted It" 
Someone should tip the Orator irf EhmrSwiieiit 

political action" at all. To me 
it seems to be just a problem of 
simple economics. ' 

In other words, to me it doesn't 
jSeem to be a matter of "passing a 
law" at ail, but entirely a matter 
of where you do your business. If 
you do your business with those 
who are a part of the capitalist 
system,; which is based on private 
ownership and private profit of the 
means of production and distribu- 
tion collectively used, wealth just 
naturally is going to continue to 
concentrate in the hands of the 

But if you would quit doing busi- 
ness with the private owners, start 
building and doing business' with 
your own institutions, operated on 
the cooperative plan, where pat- 
ronage' dividends instead of stock 
dividends are paid, the accumlat- 
ed wealth at the end of each year 
will he decentralized, i increasing 
consumer purchasing power, mak- 
ing it possible for the producers 
(farmers and workers) to buy back 
as much as they produce, and con- 
sume and enjoy so'carhri surplus- 
es instead of having thSSi pile up 
in cold storage . houses where 
people who need them cannot get 
at them. . 

You don't have to have any law 
to do that. All you have to have is 
a little common horse sense. One 
man writes me: "You can't build 
a new social order based on the 
principles of cooperation without 
changing the constitution." Bunk! 
In'.order;to do business with your- 
self, with your own institutions, 
r-ou don't have to monkey with the 
constitution at all. Just step into 
your own business institution, and 
do your business there. I 

And then another man writes me 
that what I am advocating is So- 
cialism. He intimates that's bad. I 
don't know. I haven't see it work, 
I have seen the Capitalist system 
work, and I known durn well that's 
not good. But I deny that I have 
been advocating Socialism. All I 
have been advocating is coopera- 
tion. And a lot of it 

However, if advocating and .help- 
ing to build hundreds of livestock 
shipping . association ia Socialism, 
I guess Ihave to admit the charge. 
If advocating the building of 

the cooperative commonwealth 
[Ugh economic organization 

«» J ^ eil l'! ,rit1 '. politlcaJ action. 

And^the only thing that I have ev- 

yocated is economic organi- 

™ „ < ,fVi. I | £ ° f ^ J ^ we:must 
go all\t,he!Wayand abolish the cap- 

1J? «' ! yatem ' wi "» if Private pro- 
fit, if ie are to abolish exploita- 
tion, and do all business cooperat- 
ively thit we use collectively. . 

However) with reference to po- 
ltical action I will sov that it 
looka mighty roolish to me for a 
man who believea in cooperation 
to vote for a man who does: not 
It looks mighty foolish to me for 
a man who .believes in collective 
ownership to vote for a man who 
bel eves in private ownership. It 
looks mighty foolish to me for a 
men who believes in patronage di- 
vidends to .vote for a man who be- 
lieves in stock dividends. 

Do you think such a man, after 

» ? ^J!? ^' 'T 11 he " > MM lews 
that will help \ your cooperative 
movement! That will help you 
build ..the new social order based 
on the principles of cooperation? 
Lets be practical about these 
things, and use both of the peace- 
able means at our disposal— eco- 
nomic organization and political ao 
tion— to bring almut a .new I eco- 
nomic system where plenty for all- 
is possible,] ' \ 

If we hoyen't got sense enough to 
do that hiBtory will rebsat itself' 
and we'll try to do it "the dumb 
way— through revolution when the 
oppression j becomes .unbearable 
And if we haven't got sense enough 
to vote right, and do our business 
at the right place, I am afraid we 
won't have| sense enough to- shoot 
the right people.. ; 

What's the .good of revolution, if 
after the revolution we go right 
on with the same economic 'sys- 
tem? If tafer the revolution^ ;we 
haven't gotl sense enough to build 
a social order where there is no 
exploitation? Summed up in alnut 
shell, no -matter what policy i we 
follow, it will take brains; it will 
take a much better understandin- 
among the j rank and file of jthe 
.common people regarding econom- 
ics;- the effebt of political action of 
various and. sundry kind of ! the 
economic system, before we have 
an economic system where exploi- 
tation is abolished, and 'the poten- 
tial plenty I now possible can; be 
enjoyed bv all. ! 

why is so little being said about 
them? J|Can' it be that the milli- 
ons jipw being spent on automo- 
bile and liquor advertising has any 
jnfluence on this strange reticence 
In .the press? i But how long can 
any paper or , any organization 
which is pretending to campaign 
for safety keep up that bluff if this 
silence is maintained?' 



Isle— When Elvin Andrews of 
south of Onamia was doing the 
chores recently, he saw a chicka- 
dee sitting ou the iron pipe at the 
well. It seepied. to be extremely 
tame ahd did not move when he 
went up I to it and he discovered 
that Its feet, were: frozen- to the 
Pipe. A| little cold wafer loosen- 
ed the -bird and it fluttered away 
probably I wishing that Santa Claus 
had. left jit some wool' socks and 
overshoes. . 


By Dr. Crawford Grays. 

Man's allotted years are ikitse 
scorA years and ten. / 

If he makes the best use of 
the yeara, he will have fulfilled 
his mission. / . 

M ^ 4 i ak ". m Judgment 'win *e 
made but these can be forgiven 
n. the fundamental lessons of ex- 
perience are not ignored 
.The great tragedy is to go 
thru life and ignore the funda- 
mental lessons of experience 
The secret of happiness ia-fouiul 
in heeding early in lffe taeUmg 
or joy of experience. 
„ Ve see*, yet.sq often tail to 
and— Happiness or, in other 
words, peace. 

Let a man put his personality 
Into his task, filling it with mor- 
al earnestness, and staying »o 
duty at all cost, then happiness 
will come out to join him on 
his journey and his mind will 
joy with peace. 

Influence is. another -great 
quest • ., -. 

.Worthy influence Is the trait 
of character. Character pro- 
duces the .only genuine aristoc- 

Whoever doeth his duty and 
responds -to the higher calls 
within grows the charatcer that 
gives influence and happiness 
and ia fulfilling life's mission. ' 


Tlje Washington Commentator 


Do you know, tbat according to 
the statistics of an Insurance com- 
pany the driver of every twenti- 
eth car in the United States will 
kill a man, woman, or child some- 
time during this year if automo- 
bile fatalities accord with last 
year.. The editor of tbe ."Christi- 
an Century"; has stated. ! 

"Reports from cities in many 
oarts of the country, compiled! af 
the end of June, shows that the 
slaughter of) Americans by. the au- 
tomobile continues. Months ago 
the country iwas horrified ' when it 
learned that 36.000 persons lost 
their lives in automobile accidents 
in the United States during 1934, 
while more ; than a million were 
injured. Civic clubs, insurance 


NB y Ben C." Hagglund i. 

What Abe Thought of the 
Supreme I Court x 

Abe Lincoln, whose birthday 
some of us celebrate this week 
said something about the Supreme' 
Court on the occasion of the Dred 
Scott decision which might apply 
to them after certain other dread- 
JSJ. decisions suffered recently 
The Supreme Court (he said) has" 
got the doctrine of popular sover- 
eignty down as thin as homeopa-, 
thlc soupjthat was made by boiling 
the shadow, of a' pigeon that Had 
starved to death." f 

: ■ — o— '!' 

The'Brnin-Fever Birds 

A traveler .in the Sudan in Afri- 
ca tells of a jungle-bird which 
gives the natives the jitters by mo- 
notonously repeating a certain 
call. They dubbed it the "brain- 
fever bird." 

It- seems to mo that this is a 
good name for those birds who 
continually view thla or that with 
alarm, r produce ANOTHER cure 
for the depression. Democrats 
spout all over the pages of the 
daily newspapers, in defense of the 
New Deal; Republicans gird them- 
selves with holy fervor, crusading 
as the saviors of the people, and. 
point out the reckless spending of 
FvD. Roosevelt (whom they label 
Frankly Destructive)): and Ideal- 
ists bring up the rear with a -little 
song about what we COULD have 
it only we didn't have what we 
have now; 

_ Some day it may be necessary, 
in order to get some rest to go to 
the Sudan and listen to only ONE 
brain-fever -bird. 

— O — 

Capitalist Reasoning 

Opera receipts have fallen oft in 
recent years while movie-houses 
report a sky-rocketing business. 
From this, an idealist concludes 
that the American people are pigs 
and do not appreciate good music. 
Maybe the fact that the opera costs 
^dollars where the movies cost 
cents has something to do with' it 

Here's another one for my friend 
to figure out: last year, In the 
United States, only one pair 'of 
trousers for every three men and 
one overcoat for every eleven men 
were manufactured. Perhaps men 
are- not sitting down as much as 
formerly— but this does not seem 
to jibe .with. unemployment figures; 
or maybe the 1 weather IB warmer — 

There can I be no other concilia^ 
ions, for are we not the richest 
country in the world? [ 

Towards Socialism?., ; ! 

I. A Pennsylvania editor make- 5 a 
crack about | Norman Thomas hot 
having to worry about losing out 
in the -presidential election^ for his 
■principles were carried out any- 
way— meaning; the New Deal, of 
course. - I y j 

A prominent "vlewer-with- . al- 
arm" — A- Republican, of course- 
remarks tha approximately 45 mil- 
lion people are being subsidized 
■by the federal' government. That 
is approximately one-third of our 
population. A j 

' 'In the early months of the New 
Deal yoll remember that "red" 
charges were 'being hurled contin- 
ually at' F. D. and his confreres. 
During these late months these 
charges have lost considerable of 
their Bunch.] But the charges of 
waste and graft continue. [ 
- .Costs are bound to mount. . It is 
said that the New Deal will have 
spent, at the end of the period in' 
June of 'this year, mbre than It 
cost to run jthe federal govern- 
ment from 1789 to, 1913. That 
looks big; but it must he remem- 
bered that American business has 
improved in! about the same pro- 
portion. { 

. I see progress in the admls»ibh 
that unemployment- and distress 
cannot be dealt .with adequately 
ibv- private means; that ia facing 
part of the 'problem.- squarely. T6 
retreat to Hoover ideas would be 
begging the 'question. 

I By E. C. Stengelsoi 

Governor Landon's Debut 
While Governor Landon careful- 
ly grained from direct mention 
of it in his speech at Topeka on 
the evening of January 29th, ev- 
erybody understood perfectly well 
that the [occasion marked his en- 
try into j the race as an avowed 
contender for the 1936 Republican 
presidential nomination. 

And aa auch a speech, it met 
universall Republican acclaim He 
had. obviously studied his lesson 
diligently, using every care to say 
precisely | those things which anti- 
administration forces might like to 
Kear, while studiously avoiding 
mention of certain other things' 
which were best left 'unsaid - 
The Constitution 

Taking | his. cue from ' Al Smith 
and others, he began With a eulo- 
gy of the; 'constitooshun'. Landnn 
it appears, is -strong for that sac-' 
red document. As he sees it, it 
Chas saved us from all manner of 
Ills, running the whole gamut of 
human afflictions from political 
oppression to housemaid's knee 
In particular, he pointed out 'it 
pas had the. virtue of preventing 
majorities; from having their way 
ns^ against minorities. . ■; • 

"For a jeentury and a half. th£ 
Constitution has protected Ameri- 
can citizens against such an op- 
pression!"! ne said ' 

At this; thunderous 'applause 
broke loose among ' his well-fed 
audience. | They seemed ouite to 
agree with him. . . The minorlty 
indeea. managed to do- right 

would have been handled^ifferent- 

He pointed with pride, however 
to Kansas' record of economical 
government It was thns, in fact", 
he earned the apellation, "The TW- 
peka Coolidge", and hot. as some 
have intimated, by reason of the 
New Year card incident . . . whem 
he sent cards back to the printer 
to be trimmed off a little so they • 
could be mailed for half a cent 
less each. . 

Not long since. Federal Relief 
Administrator Hopkins claimea 
that the State of Kansas "hadn't 
contributed a thin dime -tor re- 
lief. The Governor got back at 
him. According to Landan. 
oral r-lief had been 
wasteful and 


well during the past. Arid they 
would do fully as well in the fut- 
, ure if only that happy, state of 
non-interference could be relied 
upon to continue. • ■" 

' "It has I been the guarantee of 
the right |to conduct lawful per- 
sonal afmirs without interference 
by meddling bureaucracy," he con- 
tinued. ' ! ' 

Again. long and loud applause ' 
One might] have guessed -where 
Landon's audience stood on the 
present- Administration's' effort to. 
control public utilities, for ex- 
ample: And one might -have made' 
a guess, too, on where Landon 
himself stood on that same ques- 
tion, j 

The National Debt 

He ' viewed with extreme alarm 
state of. the nation's finances. One 
might have drawn the inference 
that had be had control of Uncle 
Sam's pnj-se strings, matters 

inefficient. "We ~ 
need a cheaper, simpler and more 
responsible relief administration'", 
nuoth Landon. (There. Hopkins! 
Take that!). ■ , 

Ij' | Recovery 
But. after all. said the Governor ' 
it wasn't relief that was the bis 
problem, but emplovment - He 
stated that restored confidence in 
the nation's finances was the to- 
basco sauce which would turn the 
trick. . 

He didn't explain it came about- ■ 
that the worst unemployment was 
during the Republican Hoover ad- 
ministration. But.- then why 
bring that up! 

That he admitted, was some-' 
thing of a knotty problem. /Be 
didn't, except by indirection, at- - 
-tack the late lamented AAA .7 "' 
■mindful, perhaps, of the many - ; 
Kansas farmers who'had received 
federal checks. Inxfacv he. ap- 
proached the subject as cautious- 
ly as one would ^heak upon a frac- 
tious call that^had broken out ef 
the pen. '/' • 

" The Republicans would do some- 
thing, of course. That could be 
depended on. But he wasn't sure 
just- what We'll all have to get 
together on the husiness. he 
thought And he. felt confident 
the result would be something far 
better than .anything the Demo- 
crats 'could possibly think of. 

He -was. however, too cautioas 
to repeat cherubic Herbert's prom- 
ise of a chicken, in every pot an< 
two cars in every garage. But one 
may riot doubt that these bless- 
ings and many others will come be 
us if we turn the. Government over ' 
to the Republicans once more. 


bj O. Lawrence Hawthor 







ite&£i/iiii.a Ma i.,L r„ ;a u>r;'!Nii.iSi, 

f I d ffl' t *? how niy Mother knows 

ijj- When- every buddy's birthday is. 
She does, though! But I'll bet my Dad\ 
! Would never thiak of even his, /-g 
Unless my Mother made a cake ' „» 
I For him, jus' jike she. does for me, 
A mother never could 1 , forget 
A date, as far. as lean see. 

We know that every holiday' 

ur-.'[ he ," ! ' 11 ' be a P 31 ^ for ^ boys. 

witrudecorations everywhere '■ „ 
An" special kinds o* games an' toys 

W> know well have a Christmas tree; , 
I We know well always get a lot ^ A 
'• - S^* e 8SVan* Valentines— 
j Cause Mother never has forgot! 


Sometimes, I guess, my Dad would like 
It better if she aid forget 

k anniversary or two— 

mH^JH* fe ? b H?d»' <*eap. Ill bet,. 
When Mother gives him somethln' sivelL 

An he looks at the calendar f 
An raids ouf it's their weddin' day— «■ <»«■ 

■An* K v^eo! a tfunj for her' " ' "" 

•* '- ■ i !"'■ 

.i^i^'^^i^ifai^l^^r^^^^ ,^L,iif^- j ■ 

•rum eg 



Hiss Helen Granum Traa hostess 
to a group of her friends at four 



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FLOUR . $3.19 

Lakeshore"/ 98 lbs. 

CQIJFEE . 49c 

Empress, 3 lbs. 

DATES. . 17c 

' Bulk, 2 lbs . 


tables o^ardB at her .home Sat- 
urday evening. Her- guests -rare 
the Misses -iteleri Rice, Lois Nel- 
son, Vivian WaVd, Autfrey Ander- 
son, Adele Holmstrom, Martha. 
.Storholm, Brunell Erickson, Ar r 
dith Meltby, Louise LaBree, An- 
nette. Simonson, and Celeste 


Miss Lorraine Baken entertain- 
ed the following at her home Sat- 
urday evening: the Misses Alice 
Protr, Mae Anderson, Marion Dil- 
lon, Peggy Paupst, Hattie Gustaf- 
son, Ira Grosley, Margaret Mc- 
Kechnie, Selraa Jensen and Helen 
Olson;- and Tom Protz, Bob Bre- 
des.oh. Ray Parbst, Bob Wessling, 
Wallace Carlson, Don Collins, Ver 
non Williams, . James ' Peterson, 
John Mattson, and Carl Lee. The 
evening was spent dancing and at 
eleven o'clock a valentine lunch 
was served by the hostess. ' 


Orpha •! Grindeland, ; Mildred 


TihnteDAY.->^,Ru^T^?v.^a6- - : 

Jacobson. .Margaret- O/Hare, and 
Cary Johnson. - | " 


- Mrs. D. V. Snelling was hostess 
to "eleven members of )her seWIrig 
club and three invited guests at 
her home i Thursday \ afternoon", 
February 6, i . Her guests were tha 
Mesdames Carl Brahf, 1 - R. E. Jef- 
fries', Martin Carlson, -L. W. 
Knadle, Tom Dahle, Orlando Bish- 
op, Herman 1 Suckermah, Jack Mc- 
Kechhie, Leonard Freed, Allen 
"Merritt, Robert Nelson, , Stanley 
Micbalsky. and John Ward. The 
afternoon . was spent, sewing and 
luncli was served by the hostess at 
four o'clock. 


3 lbs. 

TEA ft! s 23c 

Japanese Green 


Salad Dressing 


v Qt. 

COCOA. . 16c 

Mather's; 34lb oan 

Crackers j. 22c 

Graham/ 3-ib . box 

S0AP,6 for24c 

P & G-, Giant Si^« 

UiloY Q u ^i^ 

nilCA Battle 


Honoring Mrs. Hawkin Olson on 
her birthday anniversary, the fol- 
lowing ladles entertained for' her 
at a six-thirty o'clock dinner at 
the Hawkin Olson hope Monday 
evening: the- Mesdames Clifford 
Storholm, Laura Peragen, Thyra 
Snyder. William Parbst, Molly 
Breride; and Miss Myrtle Oeh. A 
lovely birthday gift was present- 
ed to Mrs. OlBon by the group. 
Following the dinner, the evening 
was spent in informal fashion. - 



A group of Mrs. Ed. Holnr 
strom's friends entertained in her 
honor at a surprise party at her 
home Monday evening, the occas- 
ion being Mrs.! Holmstrom's birth- 
day anniversary. Those present 
were the Mesdames Ed Holm- 
strom, guest of honor, Frank: 
Hammergren, J. H. McClelrand; 
Francis Reed, R. D. Munt, Ed. 
Holmgren. Harry Fry, William 
Sheedy. Joe Dostal, Jr- .Dennis 
Conners, J. W. Ruane, John Cronk 
bite. Abbie Wassgren, Jack Rob- 
inson, W. J. Browni Jim Walker, 
Carl Whiting, P. J. Michaels, Lucy. 
Matthewson and O. L. Skorheim. 
The group presented Mrs. Holm- 
strom with a gift -Playing cards 
formed the evening's entertain- 
ment;: *prizes being - awarded to 
Mrs. Conners, and Mrs..- Reed, and* 
to ; Mrs. Fry and Mrs. Sheedy. ■ 


Mrs. Ed Johnson was guest oC 
honor at a she wen given Sunday 
afternoon by Mrs. Clarence Grin- 
deland and Mrs. -Dorothy Grinde- 
land. Lovely gifts were present- 
ed to Mrs. Johnson. Cards were; 
the diversion;, and a five o'clock- 
lunch was served by the hostess- 
es The invited guests were the 
Mesdames ; Ed Johnson, : . honor 
guest, Anna! Anderson, Albert 
Johnson, . Isaac Olson. Gilman 
Grindeland. Albert Sysvold, Clair 
6'Hara, Jake O'Hara, Ray O Hara. 
Ed O'Hara, and Otto Ranum of 
Warren; and .the Misses Evelyn 
Anderson. Enna Hamberg, 


The Young Matro'ns of the 
Women's Club were guests at a 
valentine party at the home of 
Mrs Clair 'O'Hara Tuesday even- 
ing. After an evening spent play- 
ing various' games, (lunch was 
served by the hostesses,; Mrs. O'- 
Hara and Mrs. .Berton Olson. 

by the following u :the ! Mesdames 
GeorBe>Neirtand,: Anton Hall,. Her- 
man VaniPelt, O. Covins; S. Swan- 
'spn. -Gladys Hinden, -Knute . Melby, 
Gi Johnson, Hans OIbou, H. O. 
Grinde, Elmer Adolphfion,. . Fred 
Byram, Loren Mullen, A. Poppen- 
iiagen, T. Anderson, Harry Dahl, 
U Dahl. Ole Ottum. Frank. Smith, 
blaf Ryan, , Thorn Gulseth.M. Gun- 
derson, Aharejy Ness, Rasmusson; 
"and the. Misses Bbrghildi Johnson, 
Alice HalCEhjie Giilseth, andDor- 
is Langer,', '."' \ 


The -members of the Thief Riv- 
er Falls, fire department held their 
annual banquet Wednesday - even- 
ing, December 5. • Sixteed guests 
jwere present at the seven; o'clock 
capon dinner served in 1 the' Log 
Cabin Tavern room of the^ ^Palm. 
Garden-Cafe. ' \, 


In honor! of Mrs. Earl McFarl- 
andi Jr., of Omak, .'Washington, 
whd was formerly Mjss Nanny 
Larson of this oity. Mrs. Roy Lan- 
gevin and Miss Pauline Sorenson 
werje hostesses at a parcel show- 
er at the Roy Langevin . home on 
Thursday evening. The: guest of 
honor was not present. ; The 
group sent sifts to her at her 
home at Omak. The evening^was 
spent playing cards, after^which 
lunch was 'served by JJre hostess- 
es. | Those i present^at the shower 
were the Misses^Elalne Sorenson. 
Ard'ella/GjernesT Esther Klemmet- 
sonj Estelle Philips, '-Margaret] 
Lariggviiv Evelyn Welch, Margar j 
et £raara.: Viola - Larson, Alice 
Lee, TrinajDahl, Corrinne' Thorpe, 
Anna Hanson, Phyllis ' Besancon, 
and Esther: Peterson of Minneapo- 
lis;! 3 nd the Mesdames Alfred Clou 
tier, Pete {Peterson, Ray O'Hara, 
and Dorothy Grindeland. 


o'clock; witu Rer. "J-.'O; 1 Jacobson,' 
pastor of the Norwegian evangel- 
ical Church, . officiating. Burial 
was made In the -Greeorwood -ceme- 
tery, Mr/ Murphy was [born July 
4, 1868, at Winona, sMinnesota.. In 
1895 he was married to Miss^MollIe 
Island at Hagerj Wisconsin. After 
living at Winona for some time 
they moved to Goodhue county, 
Minnesota, ; and later moved- to 
Minneapolis. In 1909 they moved 
to j this city where they; have Bines 
made % their home. Mr. Murphy 
was employed with the Soo Line 
until 19^1.^ Surviving relatives are 
his wife, ohe^daughter, Mrs". Flor- 
ence Campbell- of Saginaw, Mich- 
igan, and one !son, James of this 
city. '/■■■'• [ 

Five. years ago; m&Atii&f&*W& 
farm hear Middle 'Rl^r/ Iwiiere' 
they have, since made their liome. 
Her husband/ her eons', Gerhard 
and"' Clarence of .Strathcona,^and, 
Henry and Carl of Middle RiVerj. 
her daughters Mrs. McDowell-^of 
Middle River, Mrs. Detierman of 
Constock, Minnesota, and Mrs. 
Merrigan of Renalds, N. D.;_ arid 
her nephew" Dewey, are her. sur- 
viving relatives. . Four- children 
■preceded Mrs. Hanson in "death. 
Funeral services wilt be held , at 
-Middle River.- Reverend' Trilstad 
of Middle River will officiate. 




I Mr. and Mrs. Leonard 

were guests of honor at . 

jwarmihg giyen. by a ntmber of 
their friends at their ni w home 
at 815 LaBree Avenue North \lasti 
Saturday evening. Gifts :.or their 
borne were presented to Mr." and 
iMrs. Johnson by those Ipresent, 
'and a delicious luncli brought "jby 
;the guests was served^ " Thbse pre- 
isent were the 'Messrs.; and Mmes. 
[Leonard Johnson, honor giiests; S. 
jSalyesbn. Charles' Conneil -Carl 
T Melby. Martin Stenberg. J. W. Ru- 
:ane, O. L. Skorheim, Clarence 
Pope, George Erlck^on, Lbonard 
Hanson,- Harold Elofson, \Lloyd 
Johnson, M. P. Eriokson. George 
i Baken, Art Johnson, Fred Hanson. 
[ James Walker, Ralph Aaslann. M. 
!M. Johnson, Fred Frederic^son, 
and Helmer Helgeson; Mrs. Olive 
Stoughton; the i'Misses Mariari 
HenRrud and Mable Johnson, p n( i 
Reuben Johnson.! 


Mr. Robtrt Lund, director of the 
Trinity Church choir, and Mrs. 
Lund were hosts' to sixty-two 
guests at:a six o'clock turkey din- 
ner given; in the Trinity church 
parlors last. Thursday, evening. 
Their 'guests included the choir 
members and their wives and hus 
bands. ' the music committee 
church organist "Mrs; Arthur Ham- 
ilton, 'Mr: Hamilton, and 'Rev. and 
Mrs. R. M. Fielstad. Mr. Lund 
presided as toastmaster. Rev. 
FJelstad addressed the group : and 
read a poem.whtchhe had written 
foif the occasion. 

choir. Mrs: Chester Myrom pre- 
sented Miss" '"Violet. "Rhodegard*. 
choir accompanist, with a check 
in appreciation of h-ar services. A 
St Valentine's Day j motive ■was 
carried out in the* dinner table de- 
corations. : 


Farm Implement News 


ed Car Values 

[We have 31 

wonderful values in" 

used • 'automobiles. All 
In perfect con- 
dition^ Si"me"afe all serviced for winter , drlvrng i*>=|^j-«.. 
' Hester, « Tfrosl shields. Our prices are very low now because 
Sie space is valuable for winter storage. Prices ? -Ill Je**™*^ 
ed in%ie next 30 days, because they are now tar below actual 
%-alue. j 

Us^d Truck Values 

w\^™ake bodies, platforms or enoldsed vans. Anion* ^our used 
■Sick stock-some .1329-30 and 31 models, to to f m ^" dl " "; o ^ 

j Used Tractor Values 

! At this time only two used tractors on band, both 10-»J «c- 
CorrnlcSjeerins. The one has been thoroughly recon^Uoned 
and the other checked and necessary replacements made, 
at better prices now than later. ; 


Circles 1 and 2'of the Commuy 
ity Ladies Aid will meet at 
home of Mrs. -E. A. Cooke Thur 
day afternoon, February 20. 

Funeral services were held Wed* 
nesday afternoon at two o'clock, 
at' the Erickson .and Lund Chapel 
for Mrs. Carrie Ellen Butterfield 
who' died at her home ; in Federal 
D^m, Minnesota, on February 9. 
Mrs. Harry "Pratt of this city offi- 
ciated* at the service. > Interment 
was made in Green wood cemetery. 
Mrs, Butterfield was born at Pa- 
cific Junction, Iowa, July 6, 1882. 
She was njarried to W. T. Butter- 
field at Ojtford, Nebraska, Decem- 
ber 23, 1903. They moved from 
Pacific Junction to Council -Bluffs, 
Iowa, and later. .lived, in Nebraska 
and' -Montana before moving to 
Federal Dam in 1914, where they 
have since lived. Mrs. Butterjeld 
is 1 survived <by her husband, one 
daughter, Mrs .L G. Hute of Wau- 
kegon, Illinois, two sons George of 
Ironwood, | Michigan, ,and Leath* .of 
Waukegon, 111., her mother. Mrs. 
George O'Neil of this city, and two 
sisters Mrs. A. B. Almstedt of "<this 
city-, and Mrs.. Art Gblwltzer; of 
Waukegon. Two sons ■ preceeded- 
here in death. j 



Mrs. George Werstlein was hos- 
tess to the members of her bridge 
club at her '-"home' Tuesday even- 
ing. First' bridge prize was won 
by Mrs. H. 0." Chommie, and sec- 
ond prize' by- Mrs; .A- 1 C. -Peterson. 


The . meipbers . of tfie WBA -were- 
the guests'- of Mrs.. R-'-E. Looker 
at her hor£fe' I -1?€esday afternoon; 
The regultfr; business meeting was^ 
.held. after ;3 \vln'cli the : afternoon 
was spent in"' sewing. ■ At "-4:30i 
o'clock lunch I: was served by the 
hostess. - Those present were the- 
inbSrof^e^Mesdames-Sig-Myrom. " Herman 
In behalf of the MoHne Anna - Ajnon . j^^ Ette _ 

land, Philip. Scnmitz, Martin Steri*' 
berg,' Anton" Carlson; and J. H. 
Herm'arison;- afld'Miss Sarah Hou- 
glum. '•■■■: -■; rt : ' - : '■■-■■ 

Mr. Peter Lonson ; .of Federal 
Dam, Minnesota, father of" Mrs. 
Tom RojWan of this city, died at 
his home in Federal _Dant Monday- 
February. 10. A complete obituary 
•will be 'published next iweek. 


i Mrs. Arthur Hangaard, who died 
in a local hospital Saturday, Feb- 
ruary 1, was born at Glendive, 
Montana, -April', 2, 1908; Alma Tu- 
nem" Hangaard was united in mar-; 
riage to Arthur Hangaard at 
Crookston on Nevember 7, 1928. 
Mr, and Mrs. Hangaard immediate- 
ly left for Wallace, Idaho,' where 
they made their home until 1930- 
when they moved on a farm north 
of Gully where they have since 
lived. Mrs. Hangaard is survived 
by her husband^ her sister Mrs. 
Jack Sce'letta of Sioux City, Iowa; 
her brothers, Alfred of Washing- 
ton, and Oscar of Wegdahl. Min- 
nesota; and her aunt and uncle al- 
so of Wegdahl. Her parents, and 
one sister 'preceded her in death. 
Funeral were held Wed- 
nesday, February 5, at the Hang- 
aard home|and burial .was made 
at the Warike - cemetery, with Rev. 
Aaker of Gully and Rev. Lerohl of 
Oklee officiating. 


] Funeral services were held Sun- 
'day afternoon ■ for Wayne Good of 
(Erie, who . died : Saturday -morning 
ifrom injuries received when. -he 
jwaSj kicked by a horse Friday ev- 
jening. He is survived'by bis wije 
| and children. 


| Readers Rostrum 



Wiss Agnes Tandberg was guest 
of honor at a '. six-.thirty o'clock 
dinner party given by her sisters 
Miss Emma Tandberg and Mrs. B. 
O. Norby at the Iatter's home Wed- 
nesday evening. A valentine dec- 
orative scheme wasV used in the 
table appointments. The ' guests 
included the ' Misses , Agnes Tand- 
berg, honor guest, ^Minnie Leavitt. 
Ragna Steenerson^. Blanche Green- 
land, Rosine Dahlen,' Harriet Hell- 
quist, Florence Parsons, Inez 
Lunder, Manie Wise, Alice Staple- 
to'n,- Helen Marga*ret, : Olson, Hattie 
biebel, and Erma . Springen; and 
■Mrs. " Willianii Korstad. 

Mrs^ Mi Hegg .' was pleasantly 
.surpriseA-at a parcel shower giv- 
en ii^herj-horibr -Sunday afternoon 


Mr. and Mrai ; ;Torgel Torkelson. 
Viking,.. a son, February 5.- . 

M^and-Mrso-Lester, Duckworth. 
Cltyv-a son, February 6. ; ,, 

:..Mr. and Mrs.! Fred : FrederIck- 
son, Citv, a sop.t February -8. 

Mr. and Mrs. ^Victor. Berg, City, a 
daughter, February 12. 



Mrs.- John Gilbert, who for the 
past seven years- has]- made her 
;hbme withVthe W. A. HoR>rook 
family at Gryglc^ died suddenly; 
■iTueeday. morning. She was eighty 
eight .years of age. at! -the time.. o£ 
her death.- Mrs. Gilbert .was jborn! 
.in England .coming, to. MinnesobaJ 
:about -forty-five years ago.i. In : 
1896 phe- .withv her son Will home- 
steaded near-Grygla. j After mak- 
ing their home there for a num- 
,ber of years they sold their, home- 
stead and moved to Kratka where 
'they made their home with { Mrs. 
Gilbert's .'brother, . Rev. .Richard 
Galloway, for a. number of years, 
before returning to live with the 
Holbrook: famiry. Mrs. Gilbert's 
surviving relatives are he^ son. 
Will. of.Grygla, and -one son and 
one 'daughter, and "several j grand- 
children in England.' [Funeral ser- 
vices were conducted p from)the W. 
A. Holbrook home at Grygla on 
Thursday, Rev. Anderson offic>at 



Best Values 

Sprlns will 'be' here before we realize, and then it is well 
to be prepared for a bi 5 1936 farm program.. No Jetter Talaes 
eVer than 1936 McCormick-DeerlnB Farm Equipment. PromUll- 
age tSs "tractors. For over a century the Kf*™*^ 
ins equipment has and is marching on in the ledd with .Quality, 
Terformince, endurance and very important "J*^^ 1 c ?' ; 
reDlacement parts whenever needed. McCormiclr-IfeeriiiB is 

- seS ?o none In service and we are playing ourpartm tot 
serrice. "We are here to serve, you on the. new machine you 
want anil the service you need ever after. 

Time Marches On 

,„siness n ^ny m oTr SSTS&iS'SS V™*™ 
Uvfig ilanTofd friends and still they are : Itony that were not 

- iSe in 1911 are customers of ours today. The young and .the 
olTtne old and the new. We are going to be^o happy to h«e 
you with us for our anniversary cele^Uon^rchWUi, 20th, 
and 21st A detailed program ,wlll be published later. ,n«? n . 
forenoon will bf devoted to. special demonstrations andjta- 
Sf on new developments in machines, tractors and auto 
mobiles In the afternoons there will be many interesting and 
SStoiceVs talto and lots of interesting movie pictures. Wnch 
SSiS slrved each afUrnoon. As we Ulan a three day program 
S?s v^r U.ere will -bTho noon luncheon, but coffee, doughnuts, 
£d ro'seaS Xruoon. ^^^^, 2Bth ^ TCraary 
and w e are going to try to maHe it worth while. 

G. Gustafson & Son, Inc. 

Farm Equipment Headquarters 


p. mub^ht 



' The principal uses of money are. 
its use. for a. medium 1 of exchange 
and its use for storing 
capital. It is the latter that makes 
most of the trouble so-far as con- 

Lhe. money\ question. ;. - , :f _ j 
e- coHld^rid a ^irorloatee ^y 
.Emiate the ' use" of .moiiejr' for 
^tporing capital; it -would jbe.-a -tery 
i^pplef'inattei to get,a .^B^ptiflc 1 
'money" system that - -could-' ^not ?be -v, 
used tb defraud'the different class- *-^- 1 
e&r- of Citizens. ;: " ';-'■- '■■-■'-:'i- 

'The worst way of "using money ' 
fpT storing "capital is hoarding,^ 
but Ibanlng it out', on interest is 
not much better. TJhe first reduces 
the amount of money in circula- 
tion 1<M>. percent-' of the. amount 
hoardeaj while the latter ."form re- 
duces, it only slightly on the aver- 
age, but then the interest charge' 
makes,; another trouble* by making 
artificial wealth capable of earn- ; 
ing, so' that It. vastly increases the ; 
practice of using money for the 
purpose Of storing capital. 

One splendid way- to reduce 
greatly this use of inoney, would 
be to provide, by law, a set of ade- 
quate pensions for old age^. and. all 
other disabilities, so that-lpeople 
would not be. tempted to get such 
protection by storing capital. 

It is the tremendous amount of 
stored capital .(bonds^. stocks, 
mortgages, and other debts) that 
is ruining prosperity in this cou'n- l 
try, with the"" single exception "of 
stocks whose, earnings-are based 
on production of real 'wealth. 

Just think, 230 billion dollars of 
stored capital of artificial wealth, 
as against 175 i billion^ dollars 
worth of real . wealth ! ^ Is it any 
wonder that the "depression" is 
still here? 

' Now, being- that the government 
has the taxing po\ver, pensions ^ 
(which would take ,the ;place of ^ 
private insurance) would not need 
to pile up billions of reserves as 
do private Insurance companies, 
and thus would greatly prevent 
the deflationary effects of storing 
capital. However both these, 
hoarding and usurfy systems are. 
wrong and condemned in .the word 
of God. .and will therefore wreck 
our whole civilization In length of 
time If nb remedy is found. ^_ 

It is the .creditor class that is 
now stopping all kinds of .badly 
needed inflationary measures from 
passing "^Congress, because they do 
not want a" rise in prices and wag- 
es, because If these- go up, they 
will get less for their stored- cap- 
ital and its ..earnings. Better 
would be to pepsion every .'Sridbw 
and orphan" than to ruin all. pro- 
ducers just to save their savingEc- 

inc. / Interment was :made 
Greenwood cemefery. 

in the 

"William P. Murphy, for the past 
twenty-seven years a resident of 
this city, died -in a local hospital 
Friday, February 7, 1936. Funer- 
al services Were held :at the Er- 
ickson and liund; Chapel Tuesday 
afternoon, February 11, at two 


I Mrs. Carrie Hanson died. at her 
home in Huntley township, Mar- 
shall county pnt February 10, Mrs. 
Hanson was born in Norway . on | 
September 21, 1853. She' came ;to ; 
America at the age of nineteen,' 
making her home at Forest City, 
Iowa*. Four years later, she was : 
'married to Sever Hanson. For: 
twenty-eight years theyjmade their 
ibonie at Strathcona, ' i Minnesota. 





78 1 

Grocery and Fruit £o. 






10 ; 



No.] 2 

BR00MS,good quality 29C 

MATCHES, 6 boxp& 16b 

S0UP,Ir g ?o^o 6 cans 25c 


Baking 1 
Powder ' 






can 5c 

SUGAR, 110 pounds 52 c 

We wish to take 1>his oppor- 
tunity to; wish the Tri-Oounty, 
Forum ev^ry success in their J 
new enterprise. 

Syrup F S. G ;S n 47c 


^ : 

No. 1 Peanut 

Quart Jar 



6 boxes 


Dates . 

Fancy Bulk 

2 lbs. 19c 

CRYSTAL WHITE SOAF, 6 large bars. .J 25c 

RAISINS, Tho mosom Seedless, * lbs. 

— — ; : : ■ ■ ! : ~ ■ r= '■ ■ .; 


WASHES TOASTED COFFEE,Mb. tin;(2-lb. limit) . 25c 
OATMEAL, with glassware, 2 boxesj. . 19c 


Sweet & Juicy JCa 
Med. size 2 doz.*! 1 "" 


|fl .pounds- 


HeadLettiic ^ $££- ^Sc 

Quality M e ats for iie^s 


■tfresh Grouind " v p«> und 

Q- \ ' 155c'- 1« ' I 


j^epf ShouIdeK Boi^st 

16C ; 

Block Salt 

50-lb. block \ 

each 39c . 

Chase & 



l-lb. pkg. 


Corn-Gloss Starch" 

2 10c pkgs. ' ' 


Vanilla, Imitation 

8-oz. bottle 


No. 1 

stock : 

Stock Salt 

lOb-lb. bag 


Royal Gelatine 

• 3 packages 
13C * 

Jorgenson's A Grade Coffee 

3 lb. pkg., 69c 

Ground or Whole Bean 

Terrebonne Flour 

49-pound sack . . . .. . $1.69 

Fine Granulated 
100-pound bag 


Plus hunctpejs; pf^btherBpe^ 

^cials not^Iis^^|^ejre.|« \ 


-■iaasiaagaaBi Atoji^, iii a ■ r ■ , „ 

i '-.IH , 
i ■ ■ 

'- . ' ! 1 




Alyin Holzknecht, LJbyd* Bennes, 
George Lee, Ray KilandV Dr. Han T 
BOa, .and Harvey 3wanson motor- 
ed' to Warren Monday evening, to 
attend" the athletic banquet at 
which Coach Berhie Bierman wag 
guest speaker. !' 

Mrs. K. -V. Sherman and baby 
left Thursday evening, February 6, 
for Minneapolis and Berlin.' Wis- 
consin. ^They will remain away 
for about: two weeks. . , 

Tune. ; in on the Chiropractic 
broadcast by_ Dr. B. J. Palmer on 
Saturday nig'ht at eleven p. m. ov- 
er Station WHO, DesMoines, low/ 

Philip. Hawkins and Miss 
ra- Hawkins spent i TuesdayX and 
Wednesday in Grygla, caUra there 
by the serious illness ofJ?ftr. Hawk- 
in's mother." "Mrs., Sofio^Hawkins. 
" Harry jHawkiusori/and son Low- 
ell of Wylie visiter in this city' on 
Tuesday j ] ./■ j ■ 

Miss Donn^'Brink of St. Hilaire 
who hasjbeen a guest here the past 
week at|rae home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Hawkurj Olson, returned to ■ her 
homx in! St. Hilaire Monday. 

E. A. Cooke wiil attend the 
listerial convention being held 
in Minneapolis next week. 

Mr. and "Mrs. Archie Da hi, for- 
merly of this" city, ; and ■ now of 
Mankato. Minnesota, arrived here 
from Mankato on Tuesday to vis- 
it with Mr. Dahl's mother, Mrs. 
John Dahl. Mrs. DahL has been 
HI. - - 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ahlberg of 
Haael visited in this city with 
their daughter Miss:' Anna Ahlberg 
last Tuesday • ■ 

Itiss Margaret Morque left Fri- 
day evening for her home in Grand 
Forks. North Dakota. Miss Morque 
has oeen a guest -for soma, time in 
tiiis city at the home- of Mr. and' 
Mrs. Orvis Oienv*- " * 
■ Miss Dorothy, "Hoel. of the War- 
ren faculty, spent the week end 
at her horn? in this ; city, j 

O. "H. Ekeren 'spent a few days 
in Warren the past week, called" 
there by the illness of his son 01- 
at' ■■ 

Miss Ruth Cronkbite, University 
,__SNorth Dakota senior, spent tiie 
weekNe^nd in this city visiting with 
her ■ parents, Mr. and- Mrs. John 
GrohkhiteN^ - 

A guest at -the home pi Mr. and'" 
Mtb_ Herman Suckermah Is Mr. 
Suoierman'a brother,- Mr. Shay 

Suckerman pf Minneapoll 
will visit here for. about a 

Ole G. Granum returned>(o this 
-city Monday night afteryipending 
a few; days atteriding/'pie North- 
west Retailers Shoe Convention 
in' Minneapolis last week, 

Qerard Carljofi -was called" to 
New Richmoatf, Minnesota, by the 
death of hirfmother. - 

Walten^Bkeren will arrive i Fri- 
day ejt^ning to spend the week end 
„ home In this city. He'iB a 
4uflior at the FargQ A.. C. ' * ' 

Mr. and Mrs. L. A". Hermanson 
and daughter Jean, all of Ada-' 
Minnesota, are spending some- time 
in this city visiting with\relatives : 
and friends. 

Miss Mildred Hanson returned 
Friday evening from her home at 
Gonvick, where .she attended the 
funeral services ■ for her cousin, 
■Mrs. Arthur Hangaard. ; 

Mrs. .Jack Seclatta returned on 
Monday evening to Sioux City, Io- 
wa, after attending the funeral of 
her sister, Mrs. Arthur Hangaard. 

ence, Mryehrlstgau pointed out 
that- '^requisitions, of other- federal 
agencies Tor men to he employed 
atrflie prevailing wage rate con- 
^sfderably outnumber .the current 
requests for these Jobs. 1 We shall 
be glad to take care of all peti- 
tioners who desire transfers:" 

Finalists are Chosen 
In Declam.j, Contest 

At the final elimination contest 
iield in the Lincoln High ; School 
Assembly Monday evening; [Febru- 
ary 10, Oscar Bickley, Evelyjn Fur- 
useth. and Marjorie Matheson were 
selected to represent Lincoln high 
school in the sub-district declam- 
atory contest to he held here Fri- 
day. February 21. ' I 

Those competing in the final el- 
imination were Charles Asp, Wen- 
dell Olson. Robert Smith. Oscar 
Bickley and Clifford Oles'on in the 
oratorical division; Evelyn Furu- 
seth, Violet Anderson, and Edna 
Swansoh in the dramatic division; 
and Maty Chommie. Fae Belcher, 
and Marjorie Matheson in the hu- 
morous division. The judges for 
the contest were Mrs. P. ja. Lund- 
gren, Mrs. C. W. Vorachek, and 
Lincoln Arnold. The girls glee 
olub of the Lincoln high school, 
under the direction of , Miss Erma 
JSpringen/ sang a. selection!. 

For a -real- Valentine: 


Sportsmen Ur^ed 
To Fife JRepQ|&! 

Itaska Park Deer 
Removalj Plan Dropped 

Local opposition to plans of the 
department of; conservation to re- 
move deer from Itasca State Park 
has resulted |in .abandonment of 
the project, according -to E. V. 
Willard, commissioner of conser- 
vation.! \ 

The [department., had ' contended 
that there were too many" deer in 
the park to .be supportedr by nat- 
ural browse and* that artificial 
feeding of the deer in' winter 
would [merely j encourage a still 
greater concentration. 

Plans to remove the deer were 
dropped 'when | local residents ob- 
jectedi'to the jremoval .lof more 
than fifty animals. ' In explaining 
this action Mr. Willard , said that 
the j removal of only fifty deer 
in winter would hot "measurably 
improve" conditions for the re- 
maining animals. : „ 
, "The j department still recognis- 
es the over-population of deer in 
Itasca Park", Mr:" Willard said. 
"Artificial feeding is not the an- 
swer as 1 long as other areas are. a- 
vailable which twill support great- 
er number of I deer on ' natural 
browse. ] 

"In addition; to the problem of 
conserving deer life, means must 
be found t encourage reproduc- 
tion of forest | growth within the 
park. All forestry experts . with 
whom . I have j conferred on N this 
suhjectjare agreed that !the time 
has come when the department 
will have to choose between "deer 
and young trees. 

"I feel that i when the local 
people fully understand the prob- 
lem within the! park andithe aims 
of the department to solve it, we 
will have their! hearty cooperation. 
We would' like, to feel : that we 
have' the support of all the conser- 
vation groups and sportsmen in 
the vicinity." ,., : f 

Sportsmen are asked to cooper-' 
ate with the division of game and 
fish by sending in their 1935 small 
game license reports. According 
to A..C. Hanson, director of the 
division, only about 25 per /cent 
of the licensees have sent in '-their 
reports. - 

The reports are necessary for 
the game tabulations now being 
carried on, Mr. Hanson pointed 
■puu -The la-wr provides ttbaf.licen-: 
sees shall send the reports to the 
division of game and fish by. Janu- 
ary 30 i0 f the year following the 

^expiration of the license. Per- 
sons failing to make their reports 
may -be refused licenses for the 
following year. ■ i 

_ The license reports are printed 
on postcards addressed to the' di- 
vision of game and flsh. All that- 
is necessary is . to indicate game 
taken in 1935 and stamp and mail 

the card. ■ , 



J-r-Elk River— Horned- rabbits are 
hot fit- all common, and when- Fred 
'Pieri,- who ' lives- an'^a farm about' 
-'three -miles eastot'-'EIk Rivera-shot 
: a rabbit- recently and' found It had 
four distinct horns growing on top; 
of its head, he thought it was. quite 
a curiosity. The rabbit had' been 
hangingj around the buildings on 
the Pieri farm" for' some' time, and 
he finally got a; shot at- 4t; .The 
rabbit appeared'; to he" normal-'otb.- 
erwise. but the ; horns were- about 
an inch jlong and were of a' hard 
bony substance.: ' '')■■■; 

elections will 'take plate, bat "its 
results' will* he tmade'toiown pub- 
Holy only,* ■when and -if circum- 
stances permit it," and. will main- 
ly serve as .& "guidance for the 
Nazi regime in its future labor 
pD_Hcy.'*j I,-.;' . ■<-. ' -. 

- -j. JfeW Taxes " . 
Another problem .facing' the 
working | masses of Gefcinany is the 
tax increase of 1,300,WQ;000 marks 
($520,000,000) in. the. next, fiscal 
year, which will' have'to be borne 
mainly by the workers. The ex- 
pected new taxes are the. result of 
the 1 hectic Ijazi expenditures for 
rearmament and are In direct con- 
trast tO' the 'i Nazis prbnfises be- 
fore their advent to power in 1933. 
U Mighty Power . 
The regimentation of tlie Ger- 
man people under the'. Nazi iron 
first has' resulted in an imposing 
Labor Front organization. The 
Labor Front, according to the re- 
port rendered before the congress 
has 23,000,000 members; it Is di- 
vided into 13 ^territorial" federa- 
tions, 32 divisions, 862 sections 
and* 14,271 local branches. Accord: 
ing to the same report, a total of 
75,000,000 marks was paid during 
the last,' year J for ! membership 
benefits, iwhile ;125,'o;o'qi000 marks 
were expended for ottier activities 
among them , 1. political f Nazi) 
training, "Strength Through Joy", 
\ocational ■ training, and so on. 
But while the sum of 75i000,000 
marks may look very imposing, it 
should be noted ; that the free trade 
unions of Germany!, whose mem- 
bership was only one fourth of the 
alleged membership of the Labor 
Front, spent more than 100,000,- 
000 marks for benefits alone in 
1931, ! 

Assuming that the membership 
total of 23,000,000 is correct, and 
that each member pays average 
dues of 2 marks ($-70) per month, 
the I total annual income of the 
Labor Front would - amount to 
552,000,000 marks. It is pertin- 
ent! to ask: What becomes of _ the 
remaining 352,000-000 marks? No 
report concerning tlie- use of these 
huge, sums has been given and 
none is -expected, although a great 
many workers .throughout Germ- 
anyj have repeatedly insisted on 
an unequivocal < answer,. 

WellBJ-Residents of Eastoh, in- 
Faribaujt county, put on an .oil 
week. It was. one of 
Id scrambles compared to 
!c scenes during the gush- 
in/ the Texas and' OklaW 
fieldsj There was oil all 
place, hundreds! of gall- 
ons of j it,' pouring out Ion the 
ground and plenty for everyone. 
So. Esptoiij residents scampered off 
to get [their utensils and gathered' 
it up fin -pans, tube, and cans'. But 1 
there is ^ catch to the story. The 1 
'oil' apd/ kerosene, freed from bulk! 
storage tanks of the Pure Oil Co. 
when a truck backed into a pipe' 
leading, b> the tank. The pipei' 
broke oft ^and allowed the kero-i 
sene to pour out on the i ground/ 
Ted; Weimari, Pur© Oil manager,: 
estimated [that a total of 3,000 gal-: 
Ions of kerosene was saved with : 
the assistance of persons who hur- 
ried | from all | directions to gather 
the oil from'ihe ground into what- 
ever they, had handy. It was es- 
timated that about an equal am- 
ount was lpsi. ; -■ ' —^ 

ORANGES, syeet & juicy, 2 doz. 33c 

Head Lettuce 5c | Grapefruit, 5 for 17c 

CARROTS, green top, 

Another big sale from Feb. 17 to Feb; 
We accept relief orders. 




First Door South of Penney^s 




Ranks High in 

Ladies Wrist Watch 

in natural gold 

Value ;$22.50 

Special .. $16.95 

(Thurs. - Fri. - Sat.) 

3-Stone DiamondRing 
. in natural gold I 
Reg. $27.00 -j 
Special for Thursday, 
Friday, and Saturday 

$21.50 ; . , 

% Many other gifts 
50c up : 

We wish to extend 

our greetings and best 

wishes to the hew! 



Jewelers « SOIl 

Seed Grain Meetings 
. To Be Held in County 

Seed problems, -with special' re- 
ference to the use of low quality 
seed grain and seed treatment, 
will be discussed by W. W. Brook- 
ins, .Extension Agronomist, at 
meetings to be held next week 
says Mr. R. M. Douglass, Penning- 
ton County Agent. 

Meetings will be' held at Good- 
ridge on Thursday, February 20 
at 2 P. M. and at the Bilden & Ol- 
son Hall in St. Hilaire on Friday 
February 21 at 2 P. M. - 

The seed grain problem is of 
particular importance this year as 
most of the grain is of low qual- 
ity Mr. Douglass says and farmers 
should ' make a special effort 
to attend one of these meetings. 

WPA Will Pay the 
Prevailing Wages 

Prevailing wage jobs ion Public 
Works Administration and other 
federal agency projects will toe'a- 
vailable this month for approxi- 
mately 9,u00 Works Progress ad- 
ministration workers. Victor 
Christgau. state WPA administra- 
tor, announced today. 

Mr .Christgau said .the 9,000 pre- 
vailing wage jobs include some a- 
Tailable at once while others have 
been definitely scheduled for Feb- 
ruary. The schedule, he added, 
will he changed only if .inclement 
weather makes it impossible to 
start work on some of the projects 
as planned. 

■Before May i, more than 30,000 
prevailing wage jobs will be a- 
vallable to WPA workers through 
other federal agencies launching 
projects in tlie state, the adminis- 
trator said, 

"Pref er ence will he giron to 
those WPA workers who specific- ; 
ally request the prevailing wage-' 
Mr. Christgau explained. "A num- 
ber of organisations have approach 
ed us on this subject recently. We 
have more requisitions for other 
federal agency projects than we 
have been able to Hli . and we 
'therefore, are planning tjo Issue 
transefra immediately upon " re- 
ceipt of requests troin any WPA 

Road Improvements 

Figures compiled by the U. S. 
Bureau of Public Roads show Min- 
nesota ranking third among all the 
states bi mileage of highway Im- 
provements completed ,up. : to the' 
beginning of ' the present year 
with emergency federal funds pro- 
vided .hf the : ;Natibnal Industrial 
Recovery act : an"d'the -act Of June 
18, 1934. j This "announcement- was 
madoj by a highway department 
bulletin. ! 

, . ?W|ashingtQi^— . Jobless, young 
people and . "needy/ students are 
guaranteed .a^njfoimum living stan 
dard in a new'^i^ rf introduced! to 
supplant; the. 'Roosevelt. ;Natiohal. 
Youth Act. The.' tilli known as- 
the I American youth-. Act, was 
drawn, tip toy. the' .American Youth. 
Congress and. introduced ih^poth, 
houses, of Congress by Rep. Thom- 
as rAmiiei (Prog.,'. '^Wls.), and Sen-, 
atorJElmer Benson \IBVL, Minn.)..., 
The new act .prorddes for the. em 
plbyment of young people and the 
payment of tuition- fees and liv- 
ing expenses: fop Students. In con-, 
trast to the 'fcw Atlfe- provides for 
prevailing wage rates so as to pro- 
tect |the 'adult'-workers': standard; 
for work ■projects' only *so as . to 
avoid 'crowding [the labor-market; 
for control iytiotal representa- 
tive ' youth Commissions raither 
than a Washingtoh-appointed 'bu- 
reaucracy; and for the protection 
of young people wlib ' refuse -to 
work while a strike is in progress. 

In mileage of improvements 
completed i with; federal j Works 
Program ! highway "funds Minneso- 
ta ranksj first. It stands in third 
position in ' mileage approved for 
construction by federal engineers, 
and in tenth place in mileage un- 
der construction.;. 

Hitler ^Vonried by | 
Shop Council Election 

T*A workers* confeTr 

Leipzigl. (CSJ — ^Th e all powerful 
German Labor Front has just held 
its annual congress in this city. 
Attended iby more than 4,000 labor 
officials from all . over Germany 
and surrounded by the usual Nazi 
pomp, ' the congress was a brilliant 
show, but nothing else. "Lengthy 
speeches by Dr. liey and other lah- 
or and economic j leaders were de- 
livered but none was permitted to 
touch upon the vital problem^ fac- 
ing the lahoring masses*. as : wages 
working conditions, employment, 
and so on. 'i . 

With the German people] under 
the thumb of Dr.jSchac]it and a 
handful of German capitalists, the 
leaders of the. Nazi Labor Front, 
were compelled to admit trat the 
"hard facts around them" collid- 
ed with. their best wishes and* de- 
sires. Th!e speeches were deliber- 
ately vague and! non-committal. 
The situation was summed up in 
the apt remarks of an; old observ- 
er: "the speakers do not know 
what they want, but they want it 
very badly." 

First Public Test 
There are, . however, a great 
many questions that are c rasing 
considerable unrest in the ranks 
of the labor hierarchy of Gei many. 
Xation-wide shop council elections 
are scheduled for. April 3rd and 
■:th, and as the experience of the 
last Wo years has proven; an "ev- 
er-increasing votei of considerable 
proportions wiH be cast against 
the Naxls.) The workers are'rest^ 
less j as never> before^ and since no 
test of .public opinion in Natfland 
was made since August 1934,jtiiese 
coming workers' ejections take on 
an added significance. It is pre- 
cisely for these reasons that tlie 
NaalB aire unwilling to face 
amnithin g ;def eat. .- , f .. A«»rdink to 
semi-ofaclaj . announcement* ^ thf 


Wet Prdof3That 

BRepeafjias Failed 

By W. G. .Calderwood 
Like many other - publications 
the NEW YORK TIMES in its ma- 
gazine section recently reviewed 
the results of the 'first two years 
under repeal. The TIMES was a~ 
mong the very wet papers ^during: 
prohibition,'. and |was a bold and 
belligerent champion of repeal. As 
an obviouB necessity to 'save its 
face' the TIMES article states that 
"Conditions are, -far better th'an 
when. Prohibition was with us." 
But having made -that assertion, 
the article almost immediately as- 
sumes an apologetic tone, admit- 
ting that the "Improvement ■ has 
l>een more apparent than real . . . 
The most conspicuous results of 
repeal may be termed negative." 

It is true, however, that some 
positive benefits are claimed. But 
they are based on lop-sided book- 
keeping which shows but one side 
of the ledger. The article boasts 
of the revenue received, hut for- 
gets to say drinkers wasted ?11 
for every dollar of liquor revenue. 
It stresses the benefits to the 
farmer, hut omits the fact, certifi- 
ed by the National : Dairy Council, 
that the consumption of milk has 
suffered a decline of over-four "bil- 
lion pounds since dry 1933, as 
against a gain of approximately 
18 billion pounds during Prohibi- 
tion. The statement is made that 
"one expert believes that 1,000,000 
men are employed directly .or indi- 
rectly" in the liquor •business, tlio 
the total number of unemployed 
is still from ,,10-to; 12 millions 
showing no ■ decrease during the 
two years. The one million liquor 
workers evidently put one million 
milk, grocery, clothing, and other 
workers out of work. 

There follow some of* the evil 
results of repeal . quoted from the 

"Repeal has not proved an. eco- 
nomic panacea.". The nation's de^ 
flc'its have greatly ino'eased. 

"... authorities think that' at 
least one glass of illicit, liquor is 
consumed for- ivexy legal " drink." 
'Repeal did not eliminate the boot- 
legger. '.'■■ ; I".-;-. V- -V.V 

"Glasses are '(now) lifted not 
'to* hut 'with*, the ladies." Mothers 
are being besotted. 
."Recent scandals in the (state 
■ale) monopoly in 16 states .]. ." 
Repeal put iiquor tack into poll- 

ft; 3. Hartz Stores 


Jewel Shortening 


LARD, Swift's, 2 


lb i!pc 


15c". IBffi '. 19c 

2 lb. box 

o a, 2 lb. box 16c 


•3 lbs. 


Bi Our Bakery or At the Store 

4- White, Rye, Graham or 
Whole Wheat ' ( Hartz DeLuxe 

X la-lb. loaves ' ! . 


M ACARONI ^^ paaage 
PMRE HONEY, 5» h 45c 




P$$ or Tomatoes, 3 

SpAP | 
10 bars 


'- V 


Giant Size 57< 
Reg. Size *i7c 

CAMAY SOAP, 3 bars I3e 

\ local creamery, Saturj aMnlyjb. 35^ 
PowderecrSugar,3 Ibs.l9c 

Brown Sugar, 4 lbs. -j 22c 

Navy Beans, 4 lbs. 15c 

RICE, fancy, 3 lbs. 19c 

Reg. Size 


i 2 pound jar .. 25c 

fjresh Frozen Fish 

Ibi 12c lb. 8c 

3 - lb. 

/ *- 

Doift risk health! 
Use Crisco — thm 


O ATMEALaarge package 15c 

ORANGES, 816 si^e Q dozen 

9-lb.bag 35,c 

— AVJEj OlA.. 





A shnrt-slghted^inan lost his hut i 
sirnny wind, 'file gave chnne. 

caidiin.u up with It; It was . whisked : 
away from'- under his hand. 

wife! who had been 
• rushed 
Vhnt are 
yen doing there?"'!she screamed. 

••-riii trying to retrieve my hat. 
m:i'!:im." he. answered .politely. 

"Vour' lint !*■ she exclaimed. "Why. 
thcioit *s iiver by that wall. That's 
one of my black hens you've been 
chasing."— Montreal F:nr. 

. A " farmer's wife! who had 
watching htm for some time i 
"ditwii io iht' yard irate. "Wh 


Mrs. Smith— That „..,»„ .„„„<, 
feiupting,' but It_ doesn't contain 
many calories. 

Delicatessen Man — Madam, I 
fixed that salad myself and I "put 
an extra quart of genuine Imported 
calories "in It. 

f oo Great a Drop 

A man from an adjoining state 
-applied at n canning plant for em-, 
.ployment- He was accepted andj 
later asked:* | 

"How much do yoo pay?"* 

"Thirty-two and a half cents,* 
the foreman replied, nieanlng 
course, an hour. |li 

■ The newly hired laborer Iooki 
crestfallen, and remarked, 

"Why, I gave up a job that was 
■payiag me 40 cents a day and 
board." — Indianapolis News': 

Great Occasion ■ 

"I saw them taking Jimpson and I 
his wife to the hospital j In an am- I 
balance, as I passed there this morn- 
ing. What happened to them?" Jack- 
son asked his wife. "{ 

"They were overcome by gas 
from n leaking pipe." saijd his wife, 
and she sarcastically added. "That's 
the first - time- in years they ha' 

gene out together.";' 

Cincinnati En 

. _ Rugged Simplicity 

"How are the roads around Crlni- 
smi Gulch?" , •! 

"Had," answered .'Mesa Bill. 

"Why don't- yon" apply for gov- 
ernment funds^to fix 'em?" 

■"We can settle our own local ar> 
gnnients better If! we don't create 
facilities'' for rn*cl;eteers| to come 
alnii^ '.with high-powered machines 
.antf nils in." ;/ 

Maybe? j 
A Sunday school teacher In a 
'down-state church was [giving, his j 
■ class a moral' lesson. "What quail- j 
ties would 'you ask God to give 
.yon whenyou grow up?'Truth. hon- 
esty, and what else?" 

"&ijes resistance." shouted 
bright hoy in the front row. — -Praf- 
.rie 7 Farmer. 


•'■•What dot's your husband say 
when he loses his col Inn button?" 

."We live \p such a cute Httl*- ( 
apartment that he duesn't nav** 
room- to lose one." I 

Memory's Chorda 

Young ScruperpDid you notice 
that old man, crying while I .was 
playing my sGhata? 

Friend — Yes, and I spoke to him 
He said, yoar playing, reminded him 
of the old days when he I was happy. 

"Was he^a violinist?" 

"No; he used to ring pigs." 

|\_; narai woruj 
Mrs.._SniYth — Why are; you so lau* 
with 'the milk? I /' 

Milkman — Well, you see, the raw 
-only" allows us so many bacteria. 
t« the gallon and ybn'd be surprised, 
sow long It takes to count the lit- 
tle critters' : ' - 

Quite Warm Anyway 
• Joe — Did your, wife have yon on 
the carpet for getting, home so late 
3ast night? 

Jim— Well, It" may have been the 
carpet she had me on, but It 
seemed to me more llke'a^red hot 
stove. — Cincinnati Inquirer. 


Stuck to Him 
Howell — Much ■ depends on 
formation of early ', habits. 

Powell— I know It When I was 
a baby my mother hired a woman 
to wheel me about, and .J have been 
pushed for. mooey ever!" since. 

BOBBY THATCHER— "Out Of the Frying Pan" 


crib so's you ^) 


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S'MATTER POPr-Baby Needs a Bath 

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&p? was giypn- &■ 
$$cp oh, tne -mi/mejLi Mr 
Sfer -teams oftAe eowitry. 

\fey melont, iroPa&wupJowa., 

GtiErackSrtd. Itozig/t. school 

fzeZcL8$well a/siting orvtAe 

pfidtfaU. tz&es vt a. 

J^j^jk- fiiteteity foure. 

\^ ' MAc's jlTipey&rs 
^\. oryootteZl oktie 

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antfe Ifopu/ /46i8twaraj>&:es 
ofakizhSOtvefv complete. 
Seor&d. 22 -touchdowns- ami 
20 Points <z/tef*teucActowrLS 

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We are glad to 



The economist gives us one answer. . . .the ■ 
philosopher another. It means one thing to the 
business ' man, something else to the soap-box : 
orator. Yet to every individual, money ] is an 
acknowledged necessity in our present civiliza- 
tion. • .j ■ I ' 

~It may take many forms. Currency or gold 
or copper or paper. Personal checks. Drafts. All 
are money, and all are instruments for ; the con- 
tinuation of the necessarily' complex; system in 
which w|e Hyp. Closely affiliated with this present 
day economic necessity, your bank is your rep- 
resentative^ in this phase of commerce and 
industry, pse its facilities freely! 


State Bank 

Of Thief River Falls 

ammmjii— n ■■ - "lilM lllllli 

We Join In 
To Offer 
This New 


Our Sincerest Best Wishes 
for Success and Prosperity 




We salute the Forum for/ 
pioneering in this new field 

Valley Co-op. 






in the building of 
a happier and 
more prosperous 

You will invariably find some new and inviting 
dish on the menu at the Palm Garden Cafe — 
Log Cabin Tavern. All are; tasty and delicious, 
expertly prepared, and efficiently served. : 
We cater to elubs and banquets. 

P4lm Garden Cafe 
Log Cabin Tavern 

Greet This New Community Enterprise 

We Honor 

i Unsung 
Pidneers in the Co- 
operative Movement 

Success to the City's 

;■ ■ ■''•■•! ■ i .-!.•■'■■ 

New Enterprise - A " ■ j 
Co-operative Newspaper 

People's do-op. Store 

;Thief River JFafls, Minnesota 

1 ■' 

* ; ! 

with the 

Close Customer 

"The Helping Hand of Sound 
j i Banking" 

Our bank these days is more than a place ,■ 
where you.iieposit your funds, cash your. checks, 
and borrow money. 

It's: a clearing house for the latest financial 
news where you may receive accurate informa- 
tion on investments. ■ ; 

■; And it's a comfortable place to talk over 
your plans 'for the future,; where our advice,. I 
suggestions or financial cooperation might be- of 
assistance. ! " ' . . ' / 


Thief River Falls, Mihnesota 

We Greet You and 
j Wish You WeU 
I In Your Attempt • 

to Advance the Movement 

LAND olake; 


We| Wish ; 
Much Luck 

■' In Its Pioneering of 
! This New Field— 
A Co-operative Newspaper 

River Valley 
Store Assoc. 


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SSmcJaI Meeting, Fcbrawr Srd, ISM 
Pursuant to notice duly given for 
Speqlal Meeting, the Board of County 
^Commissioners, of Pennington Coun- 
ty, Minnesota, met at the office of the 

Roll was called and alt members 
•were present.. . 1 '■ 

Commissioner . Mandt - offered the 
following resolution: 

BB IT RESOLVED; that. the Board 
of County ; Commissioners of Pen- 
rtlngton. County enter Into contract 
'with" N. W.- Elsberg, Commissioner 
of Highways for the -State of Min- 
nesota, to gravel County Aid Road 
ITo. 23, this job to be known as Job 
N& 36:23. Federal Project No. WP- 
' SO 694, State Project No. 67-03. 

The above motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Bredeaon^ The reso- 
lution being put to a vote, that same 
was duly carried and was by the 
chairman. - then presiding, so declar- 

Becalar Meeting, February 4th, 1936 

Pursuant -to law the Board of Coun- 
ty\ Commissioners. Pennington Coun- 
tyj Minnesota met at the office of 
the County Auditor at 10:00 A. M., 
February 4th. 1936. ' 

Roll was! called and all members 
-were present. 

The minutes of the meeting- of 
January 7th, 8th and, 9th, 1936, were 
read aid approved. 

Commissioner "Mulry. offered- the fol 

BE IT RESOLVED: that the claim 

' duo' the County of Pennington, State 
of J Minnesota, from the estate of Una 
Nordlund. for the: sum of One Hun- 

^ Are* thirty eight and 341100 Dollars. 
CH38.3-0 be I compromised and settled 

- for the sum of Fifty and noflOO Dol- 
lars, ($50.00>. 

Commissioner Lee seconded the 
foregoing resolution and -the same be- 
ing put to a vote was duly "carried. 

Moved by; Commissioner Roy and 
secomded by Commissioner Bredeson 
that- Ralph | Erlckson be furnished 
roiina trip -railroad fare to Univer- 
sity of Minnesota Hospital. Carried. 
Moved by; Commission erV Lee and 
seconded by Commissioner' Mulry 
that Edward Sloger of Hlghlandlng 
Township be granted an "On Sale" 
nen-jntoxi eating malt liquor license. 

. Carried- ' f 

The following resolution was offer- 
ed | by Commissioner Bredeson who 
moved its adoption: 

-WHEREAS In the action brought 
by ithe- Northern Chevrolet Company, 
plaintiff, against Pennington Coun- 
ty, |defendant, the Court has now ov- 
*- a '*--■. defendant's demurrer in 

- er-raled the 
the' Bald action, and has found and 
determined that the taxes involved: 
■in said case are in fact paid through 
i collection of rents by the Sheriff un- 
»deri a Writ of Attachment. 

fiOLVED. that the County Attorney 
feet, j and be Is hereby authorized and 
directed to at once stipulate for the 
entry of judgment against the de- 
fcaSJant for| the sum of $L341.18 be- 
fore the expiration of the stay grant- 
ed,] said amount being the amount 
<n? | taxes paid under protest by.-'the 
northern Chevrolet Company, and. 

That upon | entity .of sa IdV judgment' 
«sd the filing pf a certified jxfpy 
thereof . In the if flee "of the County 
Auditor of tPenjilngton Counry. that 
tkei County Auditor' be -"thereupon 

authorised and directed to 'Issue his 
Warrant In favor tf of the Northern 
Cheyrolet Company 1 for the said a- 
mount of $1,341.18, said sum to be a 
full I and complete settlement of the 
above entitled action, and to be paid 
out jof the -Special Fund set up by 
the County Auditor for said taxes. 

The 'foregoing resolution was sec- 
onded by Commissioner Mulry and 
on being put to a vote was duly car- 
ried land was by the Chairman then 
presiding, so declared. 

The following Old Age Pensions 
were approved and a pension- of $S 
a month was allowed as of Febru 
aryj28th, 1936: . 
Caroline Oaegaard, St. Hllalre 
C. G. Borgen, Sanders. 
- Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
and | seconded by Commissioner 
Mandt that County Highway Engin- 
eer J. A. Erlckson is authorized and 
directed to attend a meeting of the 
County Highway Engineers to be 
held, at the offices of State Highway 
Department on February 19thr 1936, 
said meeting having been called by 
the State Highway Department,' with 
expenses paid by the County. - Car- 
ried! * 

' The following applications for the 
settlement and abatement of accumu- 
lated taxes were approved and re- 
ferred to the Minnesota State Tax 
CommlsslonV for approval: 
C V. Whitchurch. North 
Town of North. North 
Carl Llndstrom. Goodridge 
O. N. Urdahl,\ Goodridge 
T. Toll ef son, Goodridge 
Johanna Anderson, Star - 
Inez Patterson, 'St Hilalre 
Martin Mathson. . Rocksbury 
James Savage, Hickory 
A. S. Olson. Nunledal 
Jacobs on & Llndquist, Black River 
Eunb Swanson, Black River 
Johanna Furuseth, T. R. Falls. 

Moved by Commission tr Bredeson 
and | seconded by Mandt that the 
Board of .County Commissioners 
meetJ as a Committee on February 
20th,l to consider Old Age Assistance 
Proceedure. Carried. \ 

The following qualified voters were 
selected . and certified to the District 
Court for Grand Jury Service during 
the year 1936: 
M. J. Anderson. Star 
Joe "Hoffman, Star 
Ludvig Johnson, Star \ 

John 1 M. Swanson, Hlghlandlng 
Oscar Holvorson, Hlghlandlng i 
EI nor Jenson, Hlghlandlng 
A, B. Mandt. Village Goodridge \ 
Oen Olson. Village Goodridge > 
John Anderson, Clover Leaf \ 

Iver Solhelm, Clover Leaf 
Paul] Peterson, SU vert on 
Sivert Hanson, Silverton 
Ottisl Dokken, North 
Rnut Engen, North 
Gunder Lee. North 
H. T. Bjerke, North 
Fredl Dablow, Thief River Falls 
Lars) Bakke, Thief River Falls 
Amanda Hanson, Thief River Falls 
Mrs. ! Herman Moline, Thief River 

Ole Ness. Thief River Falls 
Mrs. j Ida Urdahl, Thief River Falls 
Mrs. fChas. Dostal. Thief River Falls 
A. H. Akre, Thief River Falls 
Peter Ellingson, Thief River Falls 
James Johnson, Thief River Falls 
Ole Storholm, Thief River Falls 
Peter Jacobson, Thief River Falls 
Mrs. I A. O. Burringrud, Thief River 

. Falls • 
Ludvig Strand, Thief River Falls 
Wm.! PalmquiBt, River Falls 
Emll. Hallmack, River Falls 





__E wish 
^he new paper 
success and a 
rapid growth. 



Thief River-Falls, Minnesota 


Our congratulations and 
b'est wishes to the board 
of directors, the staff, and 
t| h e many shareholders) 
andassiire our co-operation 
to the TRI- COUNTY 
IfORUM in its pioneering 
o|f this hew field. 

thronson f r 

Buick ! Dealers Pontiac 
TMef River Falls, Minnesota 

Owen Wkskworth, River 

H. F. 'Hanson. St- BUmlre - 

Tom Larson; St. Hllalre' 

August Berglund, St. BUalre . 

Chas. Rotxler, Black River 

John Lundbecg. Black | River 

John Naplln, -Polk ' Cpntro 

Harry Johnson, Polk Centre 

Hugo Swanson, Sanders ' 

A; V. Jaoohaob, Sanders; 

Emll Larson, Bray ! ! 

Christ Pearson, Bray ! ' 

John Punneadahl, Norden 

S. E. Hunt, Norden . ! : 

Soren Knutson, Numedal ' " 

Mrs. H. Pratt. T. R- Falls 

John Ward, i T. R. Falls : 

John Morgan, T. R. Falls 

Henry Hoard, T. R- Falls 

Lucy Mathewson, T. Ri Falls 

John Barren, T. R. Falls 

John Hoghorne, T. R. : Falls. 

Mrs. Andrew Bottelsoni.T.-R,. Falls. 

Mrs, H. Chommle, T.-R. : Falls. 

Harry Brummund, T. R.; Falls ' 

John Arntson, Hickory ' 

Mrs. Ed Stucy, Hickory 

Harold Haugen, Deer 1 Park 

Pete Gustafson, Deer Park ■ 

Halvor Homme, Mayfield 

Monlce Nelson, May field 

Anton Jenson, Kratka ! 

Mrs. Ben Szymanskl, Kratka, 

Tobias Steen, Smiley ] 

Carl Beswanger, Smiley 

Chas. Thompson, Rocksbury , 

Halvor Olson, Rocksbury 

Ed. A. Aubol, Rocksbury 

Mrs. Martin Peterson, Wyandotte - 

J. R. Larson, Wyandotte 
The following blllB were read and 

audited and allowed: j 


Miller Davis Co., Office Sup- 
plies : ...... S M.2S 

Fritz Cross Co., Office Supplies 5&2S 

Security Ptg. Co., Office Sup- 
plies ..: ;.; 

Hamilton Office Supply,! Of- 
fice Supplies ..'.... 

Walter. S. Booth Co., Office 
Supplies ...:....... 

Chas. M. Lobm. Expenses 

O'Hara Fuel Co., Fuel for 
Court House ....:■... i ..;... . 

Peter Engelstad, Justice Peace 
Draw Jurors ; 

Paul Roy, Board of Audit '. . 

A. M. Senstad, Board: of Aud- 

Adolf Ekliina." Board "of Audit 
Oliver Oftelle, Sawing [Wood, 

Court House .'. J 

Arthur Rambeck, Mileage. .. 

Robert J. Lund, Ins. Premium 

Tractors & Trucks -.... 

A. C. Matheson, Mileage .... 

Alfred Bredeson, Mileage 

W. H. Mulry. Mileage j .. 

Paul Roy, Mileage .......... 

O. M. Mandt, Mileage. I ,.' 

O. G. Lee, Mileage ...'. 

N. W. Bell Tel., Rental and 

■ Toll NRS rofflcej 

Hamilton Office Supply, 

Supplies, NRS Office 

Kelly Hdwe, Oak Stain, NRS 


Western Union, 

NRS Office '. 


Erlckson and Lund, Funeral 

\ Frank Shotsman . . . 1 . . : . . . 

University of Minn. Hosp., 

'Board and I Room Mrs. ' H. 

Swanson '....... _ 

O'Hara Fuel Co., Coal for 

Barn ;.; 

Northern Woodwork ! Co., 

Glass for snow plow .. 

Hanson Garage, Repairs snow 

plows . -. : 

J. A. Erlckson, Mileage 

Wm. Zlegler Co.,- Repairs 

-snow plows • 

Robertson'. Lbr. Co., j Snow 

■ Fence \ : . . 

Kelly Hdwe. Co.. Tools'..- 

Elec Weld \& Mach. Shop., 
Repairs snGw plows .'..:... 
Lyle CuIvert'\Co., Metal Cul- 
verts ....> '...j''. . 

Lyle 'Culvert Co., Metal Ciil- 

. v erts X: ', 2477.76 

J. A. Erlckson. Mileage ;..-.. 38^5 

,, , . \ Chairman. - 


A. M. SENSTAD, [ ■ 
Auditor. \ 

flrat. semeater vera Fern and Den- 
nis Hansen, Bernard and Lorraine 
Loeffler, Betty and UHlan Hetland 
and Marie Enselstad. ) 

The .CbeeviUe school was clos- 
ed from Wednesday until Monday 
on account of 'cold weathep. 

Mrau. Martin Finstad returned 
home on Tuesday from Thief Riv- 
er Falls, -where she has been a pa- 
tient at a hospital. | 

Those who received 5 book cer- 
tificates in Library Work jfor this 
month in .the RosehiU school were 
Cleo | Engelstad, Dennis Hansen' 
and 'Bernard Loeffler.- I 

County Agent B, M. Douglass, 
Calvin Toomey and Knutej Yste-; 
Bund motored to Crookstop Tues-; 
day to attend the Winter Shows. 

Edwin Hansen, Henry Oen, Mrs. 
Axel Engelstad, and-Mrs. Bart En- 
gelstad attended the Winter Shows 
at Crookston on Wednesday. 

Knute Ystesund was a business 
caller at Winger, Minn., on Wed- 
nesday. , ' | 

Knute Ystesund attended the 
Winter Shows ;at Crookston Thurs- 
day. He was accompanied home 
by Mrs. Peter' Engelstad, who has 
been visiting -with her son, Paul, 
since Sunday. 

Mrs. Raymond Nelson returned 
home last week .after ■ spending 
several- weeks in Minneapolis. 

Raymond Oen, <who ih attending 
the A. C. st Crookston spent the 
week end visiting his -parents-here. 

The Neighborly Club will meet 
on Friday. Feb. 14th at the Otto 
Netteland home with Ida Weiberg 
and Mrs. Carl Finstad as hostess- 


* • I r 

The pupils in Dist. 2^1 who, were 
on the Honor Roll. the 1 past nionth 
are Myrtle Snetting, Jeanette Pet- 
erson, Marion Wiken, {and Bever- 
ly Thune. . j 

The following who had perfect 
attendance are: Myrtle and Leslie 
; Snetting, Laura and Alice Hellie, 
(Lois and Robert Peterson, Mari- 
on Wiken, Beverly and Russel 
Thune. , . " 

Mrs. Eli Peterson who has been 
ill the past week motored to Thief 
River Falls last Friday to receive 
medical aid arid is feeling better 
• at thia_ writing. j : 

Miss'Signe VaJsvik ! visited at 
her -parental home over the week 
end. i 

, Oiaf Snetting attended the 
■-creamery meeting at Hazel last 
Friday. \ 

There was no school in the Hi- 
awatha school Dist. 2"6 a week ago 
last Monday <lue to illness of the 
teacher. Miss Lokken. , 

John Ranum is- confined to his 
bed again.' i 











. 1545^3 


Miss Alice Olson spent a few 
days visiting at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Walter. Olson of v St. Hil- 
aire. \ 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Erickson and 
son John Jr. of Thief ; River, and 
■Mr. and Mral John O. Swansoii and 
family were Friday visitors at\the 
home of Mr. and Mrs; Emil Lar- 
son._ V , . i, \ 

MiBB Grace ErickBon was a week 
end guest at the home of Mrs. An- 
nie Lindbloom. , 
. Mr. and Mrs. Emil Larson and 
Lillian and Mrs. Annie Lindbloom 
were supper guests at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Swanson 
on Monday evening. 

Miss Arabella St. Mitchell, the' 
teacher in Dist 69, spwit the week 
end at her home in Red Lake Falls 


* ; * 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Christiansen 
are the proud parents of a baby 
boy .born ' January 30th. 

Arnold Korupp and Henry Dah- 
len were business callers at Riv- 
er Valley on Friday. i 

Rev.S. Fladmark and 'Ludvig 
BJerkelie were guests at .the Mar- 
tin' Knutson home Sundsy after 
services. | 

Miss Alice ChristranBo'n has 
been staying at the Carli ChriV 
tianson home during Mrs.! Chris- 
tiansen's stay in Thief River Falls. 

Guests to" dinner at the Ben Rih 
dahl home on' Sundav were Mr. 
and Mrs. 01« Rindahl. Mrs. Mike 
Rlndahl, and Myrtle, Mrs. fcharlie 
Trulson and Olga and Mrs; Mettle 

., :Orville Christianson .,. sawed 
wood at the-Arnold Korupp home- 
on .Saturday, i j . 

Airs. Mettie Florence came last 
Monday to spend a few weeks at 
the home of her son-in-law and/ 
daughter, M* .and Mrs. Ben Rih-/ 
dahl. ■ 'Mi 



• : ■ - ' ■ ■ 

The RockRbury Community club 
and the Adult Study Forum will 
give a joint program at'Valhal on 
Friday evening) Feb. 1 14th. : Ev- 
erybody welcome. •■ ■' \ \ 

Stanley Alberg ,and j Omar See- 
land visited trom,Friday until Son 
day. at the Carl Finstad home. 

Miss Norma Toomey represent- 
ed Rocksbury in the spelling con- 
test held at. Thief RJverl Falls on 
Saturday. . ; j ' 

Those who attended! the Neigh- 
borly Club at the Pete . Engelstad 
home on Friday were Mrs. Calvin 
Toomey,: Mrs. Freeman Allen, Mrs. 
5am Hetland, Mrs. Henry Oen, 
Mrs. 'Anna Anderson, Mrs. Louise 
Anderson, Mrs. Edwin' Hansen, 
Mrs. Peter Engelstad ■; and Mrs. 
Mons Engelstad. j 

Stanley Ranum of Rosewood is 
working at the Peter! Engelstad 
home. . * "; I 

Those who had perfect attend- 
ance in the Rosehill school for the 

At The | . 
Sons of Norway <HaD 

February 15 

Come and Dance to the 

Music of Uncle Sam 

and His| if; 

Community Boys 

jz^Z**** • **••* **»• •*— 



* : ^ : I ' ■■ ■ 

O: E. Savde from Oklee was here 
on a business . trip' Thursday. 

Mr. and Mrs; Racine Olson and 
family of Thief River Falls were 
visitors' at the Paul Olson home 
Sunday. - ; j ' 

Mrs. Nyberg of Thief River, Falls 
visited with Mrs. Ben Nyberg' on 

' MIss^ Iren Hoist i spent the 
end with Miss Eleanor Larson in 
Thief River- Falls. ; 

H.' O. Hanson, -who has 
almost a month in the Sti 
hospital in Thief River Fails, re- 
turned to his home here M( nday. 

The Dorcas gild met at th \ home 
of Mrs. Axel Nelson Satunay af- 

A large crowd \ attend* i the 
masquerade dance sponsor sd by 
Leo Horien and John Nesa Satur- 
day night. i v 
| -Sam- Loreritson spent the form- 
er\part of last week at^Bbinarck, 
North, Dakota, attending 
vention. ■■/:' 

Walter Larson,' Fred Vatfa, Ell- 



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tag Wmgedaile and iohn Atigust- 
ine made a trip to Crooliston on 
Thursday to Bee the MRedj Kivflr 
Vall«y Winter Shows.,1 ' 
, Sylvia Weege la no*r employed 
at the O. H..Nohre home." 


• Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cbjrlstensen of 
St.. Hilaire-were Monday evening 
visitors at Frank Johnson's. ■ 

Frank Botliman { motored to 
Crookston Wednesday,! he was ac- 
companied back by his son Stan- 
ley, who had been a patient there 
the past week. i j 



I. Meltem and .Mrs. Carl Mellem 
of Rosewood visited .with Mrs. Le- 
na Nordgaai-d. Thursday. 

Henry Anderson accompanied by 
John Halverson attended the win- 
ter show at Crookston last week. 
-■ Miss Hilda Ness of Thief River 
called on friends here Thursday. 

Richard Johnson, who has spent 
more than a week in' the Cities 

Mting' relatives, returned home 

fesday morning. 

Mrs. Ed-Krohn spent Sunday 

id Monday with relatives at Thief 
iver Falls. ■ i 

F A number of local folks attend- 
ed the basketball game at New- 
folden, Monday evening. 
. Misses Evelyn Tornell, Ruth 
Drotts, and LeNell Sockett and Da- 
vid and Hans Drotts attended the 
Mid-Winter Rally at Thief River 
Falls. , j 

Mrs. Albert Paulson; of Rose- 
wood spent a day with Mrs. Lena 
Nordgaard last week. I " 

Miss Violet Anderson, who teach 
es school near Gatzke, spent the 
week end with her parents. Aud- 
rey Lovder accompanied her home 
to visit. 


Patrons of the Detroit Lakes 
creamery wer© paid $73,857.35, ac- 
cording to tbe annual report of 
the Detroit .Cooperative Dairy" as- 
sociation, presented by Manager 
O. O. Heggeness at the. annual 
meeting held at the , Graystone 
hotel Tuesday. This was approx- 
imately; $13,500 more than was 
paid out to dairymen the previous 

A total of 868.624 
cream was taken in at * uc ^eau* 
ery from which. 247,362.3 pounds 
of-butterfat was 'received. Of this 
amount, 226,753.8 pounds was 
sweet cream- butterfat, 20,358.2 
first grade cream and '250.3 second 
grade.' The average test of the 

pounds of 
the cream' 



Beauty; i Preparations 

more than just another group 

cosmetics. Dorothy Perkins is 

ic Complete Tr^Btm^n; i_in.; — 

ith a preparation fir prepara- 

jons to PcienrifiraHy nelp! vour 

ct type of skin. Come in and 

us show you. 


Best Wishes For Success i 
To This New Enterprise i 

The Tri-Courity Forum 

■ .["wi.NA.x:;'-'. 

j "Fair Price Station" 
Alcohol-Blend and- Regular Gasoline 
< 100% Pennsylvania Oils and Greases 

.•■i V'>-^S'i 

,/: \f. 

cream was £881. The aTOrage 
prfce paid for- bntterfat ranged 
from 30.24 cents for sweet cream 
down to 21.12 cents for the lowest^ 
gr^de. - The average, paid for all 
cream was 29.69 cents. . 
! ; Ierease Output • 

The creamery manufactured 
301,244 pounds of batter at an av- 
erage per pound cost of 3.11 
cents. -The average price receiv- 

ed for butter was 27.28 cento per 
pound. Tbe net returns fronPout- 
ter sold was $82,181.30 of which. • 
a net' of .126,768.71 .was received* 
from local sales, while $6,699.18 : 
was received from butter sold to 
patrons.. Sales of cream, milb 
and. buttermilk brought the total : - 
income from dairy- products to 
$84,904.58. Revenue from, other 
sources totaled $661.68. 

We Wish The 

Board of Directoijs 


I Staff 

and Shareholders of the 


Every Success 

Bredeson's Grocery 

Thief Ri\«er Falls, Minnesota 

SPECIA L for Friday and Saturday 




__ (M-CfccodimDM 
&2pmM&VEk FLOUR 

FREE with purttese 98 lb.sack - no 
FREE with purchase 49 lusack ?° 
FHEEwith purchase rf^24i^5ac hs .J?.* 

; Odegaard & Son 

:'* j FLOUR "- FEEDS - SEEDS ; 
: Phone 42 -:- Free Delivery 



t ■ Tri-C'OLinty Forum, 

••' ■ . Every Success ■ 
V. And Assure Our . 

I Gpoperation 

The Ben Franklin Store^ 

5c to $1.00 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 

.Greetings and Best ; 
, Wishes to. the 
Farmers' Paper ;• 

From One Co-op 

Thief River Falls Co-op 



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TITORSDAY, gKBRtfARY 13, 1836 

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Licensed Funeral Director 

Amublance Serrice 

Sav Phone Gl Night. Phone. M8W 


-■ 'Dentist! 

Northern State Hank 
Saeeiftl attention gWeh to cxtrac- 
Hoa aa« plate Ttork. i . 
X-RAY Diagnosil 

Phone 207' . I 


Osteopathic Physician 

and Surgeon 

Ante and Chronic Diseases 

Diseases of Women and Children 

Piles and Varicose Veins ' 

Treated Without Operation, - 

Northern ^lte .Bant ,!', 

Thief BiTer -Palls. Minn. 


Bxaert on all diseases of poultry 

. and other animals 


Phone 15S 

vTaod, Draying, Trucking 

and General Hauling 
.City Dray[& Transfer 


I'koni 170 or 

Newland Cream Station 

—KEYS— ; 

»••*• Keys, Vale Keys aud Auto* 
nMfcae Keys for ulr mates of 
Car]!, including 1930 viodels, and 
kern for any kind ;of a lock, 
made on short notice at 

Havel's Key! & Gun Shop 

JUL Arnold Are. So. Phone 343-4 

\ New and Rebuilt 

Typewriters and Cash Registers 
- galea — Serrice —'Mentals 


Fane 198 ''--[Thief ; BiTer Falls 

Memorial Company^ 

Artistic Monuments at Reasonable 

.Prices. Expert Workmanship 

and Beautiful Designs 

Call or Write 

Aairew Gulseth! Milton Hanson 

•S Dewey Are. : 912 Dnluth No. 

Thief BiTer Falls, Minn,-- 

Phone 1GSW 

Thief River Bearing Co. 

Thief BiTer Falls, Minn. 

Phone 168 IT 

. Voter- and Generator! Rewinding 

Coaaecting Bod and Bebabhitting 

SerTice i 



Bes. 721 X. Main 

Phone 30; 

Office 313 Main Aye. N. 

Phone 372! 

(Across from Northern Cherrolet) 

Thief BiTer'Falls, Minn. : 

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CHAPTER L — As Alan Garth, proa- 
peotor, is preparing to leave for bis 
mining claim la the Far North, a 
plane lands at the airways emergency 
station. In it are Burton Raraill, mil- 
lionaire mining magnate; bla daugh- 
ter, LUItb; and Vivian Huxby. pUot 
and mining engineer. Believing aim 
to be only an Ignorant prospertor, 
the men offer to make- an air trip to 
Garth's claim, although they refer to 
the platlnam-bearlng ore as nearly 
"worthless." Lillth Ramlil, .product 
of the Jazz age. plainly shows her 
contempt for Garth.k 

CHAPTER IL— Through GurUTa 
guidance the plane soon reaches the 
claim site. Huxby and RamlU, after 
making several tests, assure Garth 
bis claim is nearly valueless, but to 
"encourage" young prospectors they 
are willing to take .a chance In In- 
veatlne a small amount. Sensing the 
treachery that lies ahead. Garth se- 
cretly removes a small part from the 
KUttgr of the plane. 

CHAPTER I1L— Huxby! and-- Lillth 
taunt Garth with bis "gullibility," 
but; tbelr tone soon changes when 
they try to start tbe crippled plane. 
Returning, to shora they try to force 
Garth to give <up the missing part. 
Garth manages to set .the: monoplane 
adrift and the current carries it over 
the falls, where it Is wrecked. He 
points out to- tbe enrage? trio that 
he la their only hope In gu'ding them 
out of tbe wilderness, and to kill 
him would be ratal to alL 

of the 


5th St ai Wabasha 


Strictly Mottern {Booms— $1.00 to 

With Private BoUtr-Sl-SO to $2.00. 
SjeWai Bateg by Week or Month 

CruA: l&cuj -fo 


The Minneapolis 
Dollar Hotel 


"Go try *lt yourself." Garth re- 
plied, and when Huiby drew' away 
from .the offered rifle, he nodded 
approval. "You are wise not tQ at- 
tack a she-grizzly with cnba." 
Spurred on ' ho doubt by 
knowledge of t*xat gray monster 
hind hlm r Jitj.] Ramlil managed 
hold up his end of the. tote-pole _a1 
the- way ! to camp. . ( Then, he sai 
down purple-faced, wheezing 
toe-exertion had killed him. 

His daughter sat by the fire 
brooding. -Though refreshed by her 
bath In the warm pool, she had be- 
gun to feel the craving for drink 
and tobacco. She had done iuttle 
stltchiDg on the moccasins. ! But 
she , livened to ' horrified alertness 
when Huxby told about the grizzly. 

Garth forestalled an outburst of 
hysterics. "Keep cool. The old lady 
will' let us- alone if we keep clear 
of her cubs. Keep up the fire, and 
she will shy clear of you. : She 
doesn't fancy Are. Burnt her paws 
trying to rob me of a roasting por- 

A look at the gold pan showed 
that -the moose muffle [had 
to dissolve. He cooled some 
gelatinous broth in the small 
pot. .Mr. Ramlil not only gulped 
down | the drink. He smacked his 
lips and asked for more. A^-that, 
both {Huxby : an d the girl were 
stirred to try - the rich drink. 

Garih was glad to have' all three 
take their fill of the savory, highly 
nourishing dlsb. He knew what was 
coming. He asked only that- the 
pan be refilled to dissolve more of 
the muffle. - 

The] three were accustomed to ''the 
free drinking of their kind. They 
had already begun to feel 'the lack 
of the usual cocktails^ mealtime 
wia0 and between-meals whisky.. 
This was aggravated by the lack of 
tobacco. To ease them as much 
as possible, be broiled lynx meat 
on a grating of willow stems, bast- 
ing it with moose' fatj.The tender 
meat kept them occupied until the- 
mtiffie broth soothed their Jangled 

There was a limit, however, to 
eating, and once its effect began, to 
pass, their craving returned more 
intense than before. First Miss 
Itamlil, ' : then Huxley, and last of 
all Mr. Ramlil began to make iron- 
ical remarks aimed at Garth. J He 
Ignored them for some time: The 
remarks became more offensively 
witty and sarcastic. He - dropped 
the moccasin upon which he had 
been sewing, and picked np his 

"I've had enough bitters and sour 
berries. . thank you all. Peed them 
to yourselves for a while, [ril go 
get the sleep I missed last night 
while acting as guardian angel* of 
your sweet slumbers." I 


Mate) Woman. 

FAR up tbe tundra slope. 
I* " ' 




the trough ; of his 
placer,- Garth found a dry 
bedded nook on! tne sunny side of 
a boulder. He lay: down. pulled his, 
hntbrim over his eyes, and Iqt him 
self fall asleep.; 

A full eight hours later the sun 
swung around Its wide clrcl^ until 
the shadow, of' the rock fell upon 
Garth. Roused by the passing of 
the warm rays, he lushed back his 
hat and' sat up.j H; came down to 
the camp. Mr.i.Rnfmm sat beside 
the fire hetween his. daughter and 
Huxby. Two or| three pouches that 
Garth had hidden under the moss 
In the leanto lay open before the 

Miss Ramlil was emptying the 
last contents or the sngar pouch 
Into a pot of thick tea.. She was 
first to see Garth'a noiseless ap^ 
proach; i 

"Hall to the chief," she mocked. 
**My dear Mr. Garth, yon are most 
fashionably lateito'dlnner. Will you 
not join us In a cup of tea?" . 

Her .father turned to eye tbe un- 
invited 'guest with a 'shade of un- 
easiness. "Yon see we found what 
vou were holding out on us? Garth. 
It's the only trick yon failed to put 
tiver." . j 

Garth laid down his rifle" and 
enpie forward. He Ignored the wnry 
hostile look of the mining engineer, 
nodded ta Mr. RamlU, and took off 
his battered hat 'to bend low before 
Miss Ramlil in a polite bow. 

"Too are very- kind, my dear lady. 
I could not deprive any of you of 
your sweets. 'Eat, drink and be 
merry, for tomorrow—* Ton' may 
recall file rest of the quotation." 

Mr. Ramlil went red, "What If 
Lillth did happen to find these 
things you were hogging for. private 
use? We need them as much as 
you." ' ' : / 

/ "Quite so. While you're about It, 
/you may as well make . a clean 
sweep: Here," Garth tossed the 
golrt-monnted cigar case to Ram.1l. 

"Oh, so thaVs how Dad lost his 
smokes," exclaimed Miss Ramlil. 
"Who's the real sneak around' here? 
Steal all those cigars, and the gold 
case, too. Then come whining be> 
cause we've kept you from .cheating 
us ont of our share.of these things 
yon hid.**, .'..('. ; 

RamlU handed the case back to 
Garth. . .- 

"Wa-waltl" cried his daughter. 

He waved her; away. "No. The 
Joke Is on us. He knows what Is 
ahead! We do not! We've emptied 
the sugarbowl and half the teabag. 


O. G. L*jn>E, M. dJ €. M. ADEIKS, M. ». 

Physicians and temu . 

Swedehburg Bnilding Telephone^Se 

Thief BiTer FaHs, 


Thief BiTer FaHa. KsmmIb 
Edward Bratrnd, P. A. «. g. 

iSria^a.. Culver, Bye/Bar, Now sad fBtaoat 

:*«- Tt-r^ttmaB, internal Meditine 


■ewlng done on tne moccasins, muf- 
fle all eaten, woodpile nearly used 
up. You'd better cook and eat -all • 
the meat you can before the rest of 
the wood is burnt When tbe fire 
goes out, we'll have plenty of four- 
footed .visitors to relieve, qs of those 
moose legs— wolves, foxes, wolver- 
ines."' ^ .\ ' j _. | . 

There followed a silence, broken 
at last by Miss Ramlil. She repeat- 
ed her first question, but! In a very 
different tone: "Mr. Garth, mayil 
pour you a cup a of the tea?" 

"Thank you, I do not need it The 
rest of you will. I suggest keeping 
It for breakfast You'llj have no 
other taste of sweets for over a 
month,' unless we. find a. bumblebee 
nest" - - ■ 

The girl silently covered the top 
of the pot with the Inverted tin- 
cup. Her father heaved up his soft 
bulk. He beckoned to Huxby. 

"Come, Vivian. The agreement , 
was that 'Garth should be skipper. 
That wood pile will not last another 
hour. -We can't permit [any bear 
raids on our bull-market." * 

Garth lifted, one of tbe moose: 
quarters from the smoke j rack and , 
began to cut off large thin slices. 
These he laid on the polesifor quick- 
er smoke curing and drying. He paid 
no attention to Miss Ramlil. - 

When the girl saw he did not In- 
tend to speak to. her, slhe picked. up 
the salt and tea pouches jand went 
into t,he leanto. Garth; thought she 
me ant to go to bed. 'instead, sh'e 
crawled out again, "put one of the 
freshly cut slices of meat! on a wil- 
low spit," and' held it over, the end 
of the fire where the muffle had 
simmered. * ; ■ ; 

' As soon as the steak was broiled, 
the cook sullenly offered It to Garth. 
He took It with no betrayal of bis 
surprise and sat ; down' : to eat 
"Thank you. sister.'* ( .' 

She- frowned. "I never hated any- 
one so much 'Id all my j life as- I 
bate you. But that was .a mean 
trick, stealing your sugar.** 

"All the more reason for yon to 
hate me. Not that It matters a 
penny — the sugar or your | hate, ril 
admit, though, -It's very interesting 
to watch the reactions of yourself/ 
and your father. Huxby ils Just, a 
commonplace iwolf.-' Bntjyonr fa- 
ther and you— the lady of leisure 

and the millionaire acquire]? 

tossed from the lap of luxury Into 
the raw wild. You'll ;bave to ac- 
knowledge It's high comedy." 

Miss Ramlil 'turned her back on 
him and went to ; crawl 1 into the 
leanto. Her father and Huxby came 
with still more wood to pile on the 
already high heap of fuelj THe- en- 
gineer; went to He down atlhfc sleep- 
ing place on the lee of the Are. 
During the day he had gathered a 
much \ thicker bed of spruce tip* 
arid dry moss. . ■: -- j . . '■ [. . 

The; long hours of ! JwilIght slow- 
ly faded to the 'semi-dusk of mid- 
night and as slowly brightened to- 
wards full n£y. Sunrise found ih'p 
three visitors from- the cities still 
asleep.; _ , " J I 

Two| honrs «r so; later the crick 
of moose honps' under the 1 "blows! of 
the hntKnT, wnfcenpd Hnxby. He 
sat. up to turn hungrily in the! di- 
rection from which .camera savory 
odor. Garth had drawn a .thigh 
bone from the fire and was butter- 
ing a piece of broiled meat with 
hot marrow. I 

The; engineer came around and 
laid one of the thigh bones on-!tbe 
fire Above It he slanted a Bteak 
spit Neither hei nor Garth 

spoke.; He started to.. eat his steak 
and marrow before either was more 
than half cooked. 

Garth finished his own breakfast 
and began to sew a moccasin. JAs 
soon as Huxby had bolted down' 
his fqod, he picked, up the emptied 
gold pan. - Miss RamlU had sar/up 
in tbe front of the leanto to y lace 
her boots. Her father crept ont 
past her.. ' / .j 

"Morning, Vivian," tie] greeted. 
*T see you're going: trf set tbe pan 
on the fire again. (3ood. idea. That 
muffle ; aspic is jti\ Y Garth : told : us 
It would .be."/ ' ■')-*; 

^No." Huxby's tone was almost 
curt .. "We've lost too much time 
already. I am going tol make] a 
complete test' of that placer de- 
posit" j [ 

He looked with cold.warlness^at 
j the rightful claimant of the placer. 
Garth smiled. "Go to It The more 
you pan out the more of my 60 per 
cent Til be able to Jingle In my 

That sent the engineer 
a crease between his hard eyes. Mr! 

bis way to the rock pool. 
, When he returned from bla plunge, 
a Are was flaming high In the cook 
holeJ Well away the heir- 
ess 'to "minions was smearing one 
of tbe moose legs with mud brought 
np from the' lake, shore by her fa- 
ther! In bis expensive soft bat 

.Garth raked the thigh bones from 
the smudge-fire ' and set hack the 
spits of the partly burnt steaks. He 
then! dripped melting moose fat into 
a small twist-cup of blrchbark 
that} he had brought back .with blm. 
The'jcup already held two or three 
gills ; of spruce pitch. 

Garth offered his dope. "Best cos- 
metic In -the North." You may as 
well! go the limit." 
""I'll die first!" 

Herfarhef 1 dipped his fingers In the 
done; and smeared' the stuff on his 
face land neck as Garth ■'bad done. 

Garth said: "Eat your fllh Miss 
RamlU will stay to tend the Area 
Yon and T are to climb. You'll wear 
Huxby's leather trousers outside 
your own." 

"But they're too ( small for me*' 
around the belt" 

"They^lI not be after a. few, days. 
Youll wear the Jacket also." 

A taste of hot marrow roused the- 
girl's appetite. Hunger overcame 
her other cravings. She said noth- 
ing even when, at tbe end of the 
meal, her father drew on -Huxby's 
flying suit over his clothes and 
started off with" Garth. ', . 

Though Garth had spoken of a 
climb, he first Jed along the lake 
shore to the beginning of" the mus- 
keg swnmp. Then turned and slant- 
■ed. gradually up through the belt 
of spruce trees until the westj side 
of the trough was reached at tlm- 
berllne. He stopped to look at Hnx- 
by while Mr. Ramlil caught his sec- 
ond .wind. The' mining engineer 
gave 'no heed to them. He was hard 
at work panning out gravel, midway 
u p to the_ djsegyery stake. . 
: (.Continued next week) 



?r i r i ^*#? aai ?*? l "**' B " l| F"^^ 


Public Pwnersbip and Oo-operative 
NewsiNotes from li\ and Near 


Watford City, N. V.— Plans for 
tbe. building of a co-operative 
creamery here will be considered 
at a mass meeting in the near fut- 
ure, interested farmers and Union 
members reported. The (proposal, 
flrst discussed at the Farmers Un- 
ion regular meeting here January 
4, found much I favor and t£e 
motion to call a nfass meeting was 
carried.' - 

Under present plans the cream- 
ery would be constructed through 
the rehabilitation program spon- 
sored by the administration. 

v Benson — Death, swooped down 
on tw Benson farmers at the rate 
of 70, miles an hour recently, only, 
to be cheated when a horse . was 
stripped of its ^ harness and '.car: 
risd 100 feet up the railroad track, 
leaving the other horse, the sleigh, 
and two men unharmed". I* Reish- 
en and Otto- Puchulske were driv?-- 
.ing their sleigb into town and did 
not see the fast ' mail; train, three 
honrs behind schedule and trying 
to make up- time. With the train 
almost on top of them. Puchulske 
swerved the team to the rignt and 
away from the train. This move 
brought the sleigh and its occu- 
pants out of danger, but the eng- 
ine' struck the horse bn the left 
side. The animal, instantly killed, 
was hurled completely out of its 
harness. 100 feet down the track. 
The remaining horse escaped in- 
jury, and no appreciable damage 
was done to the sleigh or the two 
-men, who leaped to safety. 

Follow the adventures of Bobby 
Thatcher and , His l?Tienda every 
week in the Forum. / 

, studied Garth's 


"What Is the Idea?" 

"You Are Very i Kind, My Dear 
Lady. I ' Could Not Deprive Any 
of You of Your; Sweets." 

Tie up that bag and the salt, Viv- 
ian, and band them 'to him." ' 

Garth shook his head, and bowed 
to the angry-eyed IglrL 

"Thank you, no.) Miss Samill has 
taken charge. As I recall my Ang- 
lo-Saxon, 'lady* originally meant 
bread-cutter. She; was the one who 
rationed out tbe food. I figure upon 
at least five weeks before we reach 
the Mackenzie. Miss BamiHJ will 
keep charge of the salt and tea- 
do with them whatever she thinks 
best" -...••■; 

She flared. "I will not I rD do 
no such thing." if - j ■; , 

He glanced around, taking stock 
of the camp. 
-^Bvfaythtnfg fa keepjnft, j py, ^ 


he Inquired. 
•Do yon infer you [ still stand by 
th^ terms you offered?" I; 

"Well, I may at least allow you 
four-tenths of what your Man Fri- 
day" sweats out; of my placer. The 
laborer Is worthy of his hire— rin 
going for a dip. You and Miss Ra- 
mlU might get your moose bones' Ito 
roasting. The /marrow goes well 
with the steaks. Let me! suggest 
that you build a large fire In the 
regular cook hole. When it bums 
low, rake iont the coals and lay In 
one of thej forelegs, thickly smeaned' 
with mud.! Then rake on -dirt em- 
bers and ashes, built a small fire, 
on top, and keep it going i four or 
Ave hours." ■ i i 

Mlsa Ramlil looked down at her 
Blender hands. I They were j already 
roughened! and grimed, and! two of 
the highly manicured nails had been 
broken. The large diamond of her 
engagement ring flashed blue-white 
fire up Into her angrily flaahinc 
blue eyes. She. jerked her head op 
to'flare out at Garth. He' was •!• 
teady dlBa ppearlDg In the brnah tm 


Those who want exact- 
ly right time . . . 
We repair bnd regulate 
watches so that they 
are "Exactly Right" . . 
Bring your repairs to 


All Work Guaranteed 

Olaf Neset Inc. 

Jewler/and Optometrist 


A six-day "Bchool in the Manage 
ment of Co-operatives" will be held 
by- the Wisconsin College of Agri- 
culture in March. In announcing 
the new course, Dean Christensen 
pointed put: ; ' 

"The ever-increasing complexity 
of modern distribution demands 
more consideration ' to % manage- 
ment problems.; The * educational 
need, of j management in distribu- 
tion prompts us to take a new Btep 
in providing ' special training for 
those who must assume direct re- 
sponsibility as : managers, direct- 
ors, and other employees, such as 
young men." — Equity Union Ex- 
change, i 

society, reported that tha 1936 vol- 
ume amounted to $51,835.45, ■ ec 
36.48 percent more, than in 1934. 
The operating expenses had been 
reduced 'by* .93 percent in compari- 
son with -the previous year, the 
1936 ratio being : 9.99 percent of 
the sales. t 

T?ne meeting voted to pay 6 per- 
cent interest on shares, and to re- 
turn- the balance of the net gaim. 
of $2,9233.4 -as -'a. .3% percent pat- 
ronage rebate. j , 


Bemidji/ Minn., — The Beltrami 
county farm bureau has endorsed 
the federal rural electrificatioa 
iprogram, "as well as the proposed 
municipal electric ^plant for Be- 
midjl, which was accepted by the , 
voters hi a referendum. / 

If the city council does not es- 
tablish a municipal plant, and if . 
the local power company does'not* ' 
provide a reasonable rate, .el co-op- 
erative generating plant should be ■ 
established, the farm bureau vot- I 


State ; College, Pa., — Pennsyrvan- 
ia co-operative auAions marketed 
eggs worth more than s; million 
dollars jlast year. 

Slightly Thore than 4,038,550 doz 
en egga -were sold for an average 
of over;301-2.centsa dozen.This' 
average price is for all sizes" and 

. Members of the co-operatives re 
ceive the high average because 
88% per cent of their large and 
medium sized eggs are sold in the 
two top grades; _ ' 

Co-operative jfegg 1 auctions in 
Pennsylvania . : nave enjoyed . a 
steady and consistent growth since 
the first one "was started in July, 
1930. : 


Biwabik, Minn.,— rThe organized 
consumers of this Range 
city are getting ready to move 
their growing store; society to new 
headquarters. It is a modern one- 
story building;/ constructed of 
brick and located on the town's 
main street. Recently purchased 
by the 'association, .the •premises 
are. now 'being remodeled to in- 
clude a/meat market. The associ- 
ation's^ annual] membership meet- 
ing, held on Jan. 26 instructed the 
board to buy ^he necessary equip- 
ment to operate a modern meat 
department. : r 

Felix . Jarveaa, manager of the 

No Job Too Big or 
■ Too Small 

Our trained mechanic^ 

make all kinds of Body ' 

and Fender repairs 


Free Estimates 

Cheerfully Givenl 

Lufkin & Bishop 

Phone 104 i 


Addjng Machines 


Carbon Paper 


Office Supply 

. [-DEALER-' 


See Our 

February Special 


1— -1929 

Dodge Commercial Express 

Ford V8 S. W. B. Truck 

Chevrolet L. W. B. Truck 

Ford V8 L. W. B. Truck 

Ford Victoria Coach, . 

Plymouth Sedan > 

Dodge Sedan 

Chevrolet Coupe 

Dodge 1 1|2 Ton S. W. B.,Truck 

Ford DeLuxe Panel ' ' 

Dodge Truck 

Poritiac Coach 

Pontiac Sedan 

Wfllys Sedan i 

Ford V8 Coaches , 

Ford B Coach 

Chevrolet Sedan 

Pontiac Landau Sedan 

Pontiac Coaches 

Chevrolet Coaches 

Essex Coaches 

Essex Sedan 

Oldsmobile Sedan 

Ford Coupe 

Ford Truck 


j Dodge-Plymouth Dealers 

Dependable Uted Cars 

Thief River-Falls. 

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•v qTHPBSPAV. FEBRUARY*13 ( y 1S36 ; 

E. A. t'oote. Pastor 

Services Sunday, Feb. 16th: 


Mcrning "worship at -H A. /M. 
I'trmon by the pastor from/ the 
siibjft-L. "Jesus Comes in / Judg- 
ment." The. Ladies*'', choir i will 
brini; a message^-in a. special, arr 

' tl:um. jThe service/will be 'wor 
shipfiH'.i ./ ;■ / / / 

■ *i.'iii> Vesper service will be at 
-4:30 initb/S afterhoott. .-The paBtor 
;.= ^i.iij^ a sqiics; of, talks on Brble 
<h":»ratt'ers..TKt> oi»e for this -week 

. wiVtf'be! N-Aaniari/thp Syrian. 

/The t liurch ^school at 9:45 with 

/(•lasses, for all / 

■Thy iCpworlh League . at ,6:45 
with sjiy ial interest ■ for young 

' people'.; !■ ■ / 

TJiii Ladies Aid group 3 : and 4' 
win' ijii-cet on Wednesday-' and the 
ir'oiip'l and 2- will meet on Thurs 
day. Botli groups \vi\X meet with 
Mrs. E, A. Cooke at tHe Manse, It 
is liope'd there will be good attend 
ance'at both meetings. 

The Bibl& class' meets Thursday 
at 7 o'clock and the choir at eight 
o'clock i at the/home of Mtb. Chas. 
Engle, 593 Bridge St. 

£fon Lath,— MaVie: 
/ Divine service at 10:30 A. M.-' 
Thorholt— V 

"Service, at, 7:30 p. M. in" the 
schqblhousp / ; ; ■ ; 


/M. I.. Dalile, Pastor •/ . 



E. 31. Fjeisiad, Pastor 


St;' Hilairo'Xuth: ' ■ / 
Sunday-school at 10- A^ M. 
Services at li A. VL/ / 

Oukrjdge: - ! ■: /'. 
Oaitridge ho'u'se/rneeting at the 

lijlmcr Hanson .home at 2 P. M. 

-'/ Jf storms arid severe cold, these 

services wjH' be cancelled. 

Grane Lake, northern boundry wa- 
ter. Cheater." .17, Raymon, 15. 
Charles, 9, and Glen. 8', arid ahow- 
shoe one mile morning and night 
over the ic6 of the wind-t>lowh lake 
to . meet thej school bus, and they 
never miss it, too niatter how coJd 
tli© weather. Prom thd point they 
meet the bus, they are taken along 
>vitb other Crane lake children to 
'the ^school m Buyck, which 'is 13 
miles from Nelson's. In tho spring 
during jthe thaw, the boya get up 
at fouriO'clock in the morning, and 
with books and lunch pails under 
their arms, hike down a narrow 
trail about two and one-half miles 
around; the lake. /"When. the lake 
is open the boys use a boat and 
motor to get across. 

;legai; notices 





■ilorrianR worship at 11. Special 
choir anthem. ' Sermon subject, 
John 12, 35-42 'When Jesus Hides. 

Sunday school and Bible class- 
es at 10 A. M. ; 

Evening worship at 8.- 

Sunday school teachers' meet- 
ing on Monday evening. 

Sacred Concert by the Augshurg 
ehoir from Augshurg college of 
.Minneapolis under the auspices of 
the Zion Lutheran church of this 
'city on Tuesday evening. See an- 
nouncements elsewhere. ■ 

Dorcas will meet on Wednesday 
evening on account of the Sacred 
Concert on Tuesday and he enter- 
tained by the Misses Edna Larson 
and Hattie Diehel. 

Choir rehearsal on Thursday ev- 
' ening at 7:30 P. M. (/ 

Confirmation classes " meet gn 
Saturday forenoon, at 9 : and/10 

: VdOCk. 1 - , - ** / 

A cordial .welcome to alKserv- 

ic es and., meetings. / 

' 0. 0. B.iorgan,Pastor J 

Goodridge/Luth.: / 

Sunday schooV'at 10 A. M. t 

Con firm ation/cl ass on Monday at 
2:30, P. M. / " 

The Ladies Aid will be entertain 
ed' by Mesdames Arthur Tefgland" 
. 'Cuy Mgfenelly. and J. A.* McEnel- 
1y, Friday, February 14. . Devotion 
-at/2:30 P. M: ... 
EkeJund, Erie: 

Services in Norwegian at 11 A 

Rosendahl, Torgerson:. 

- The confirmation class meets on 
Saturday at. 2 P; M. at the Gilbert 
Traa home. ; .__ ■ 

'I j. O. Jucnbson. Pastor 

Sunday school and Bible class 
at 10 A. M. i 

Morning worship at 11. 

There no evening service 
nor any service thru the week but 
we will join with the Swedish 
Mission church in their extra ser- 
vices held by Evangelist Charles 
- Lindberg. ' / . 

Sunday school, at the P. Engie- 
st3<£*home at .10:30. . ,' 
• .Religious .'instruction for chiW; 
''r en on Wednesday . ; 

VH.'A. Lnrsbn, Pastor in Chhrire ^ 

"Sunday Feh. 16, 10 A. M. Sunday 
' school. \ . 

Service at 8 P. M. . • 

: '- H. A. Larson. . 
* Black River. Wylie: . 

Sunday. Feb. 16, 3 P. M.- Serviced 
Tarna, St. Hilaire: 

Friday, Feb. 14, 1:30 P. M. Con- 
firmation" class. 

'Clara, Hazel: - i 

Sunday ,Feb. 16, 11 A. M. Ser-| 
vice.- ! .■'' 

H. A: Larson, Pastor. y 


J 223 Mnrkley, Ave. So. 

1 In the Heart ,oI the East Side i 
j y. T. BJorklnnd. Pastor. 

' w ' y . ! — ■* 

Sunday school at 10 A. M. /<■' . 

li. A. M. ; Subject: "Living out 

tlie indwelling Christ."./ ' 

y Evangelistic message-'at 8 P. M. 

'Wednesday! 8/Ec"'^!- ■ Cottage 

prayer meeting; /' 

- Friday, Fdb.,21, B. Y. P. U. meets 

at the home^of Mrs. George Ran- 

dalI x aC422 iConley Ave. So. You 

are' welcome to attend our, serv- 

/icesT* I 


■ i R. M. Cory. Pastor I 

. • ■-, ; i _____ .• 

Sunday school at 2 P. M. . 

Worship at 3 P.M. " 

Evangelistic service at 7:45. 

Wednesday Prayer meeting at 8. 

Friday gospel service at 8. 

Special music by Tabernacle or 
chestra.' ■ j ^ 

A message to- you in apng and 
- ^•ord. All welcome. t 


Bethlehem : j 

N T orwegian worshrp Sunday, Feb. 
16th at 11 A. M. The conflrmants 
meet after the service. - 
Sntersdal: \ . ■ -■■■, 

Norwegian worship S'unday.-Pch. 
76th i-„t -2:30 P_ -M. ■*■ -' -"'C^, ; - 

Reinhart G^ Pedersen, PaatPK',' 

State of Minnesota, 

County of Pennington ■ ) 


In the Matter of the Estate of 
Elizabeth Holland 'Bakkeh, form- 
erly - known as (Elizabeth Holland; 
Decedent. ■ ' {' ,', 

The State of 'Minnesota to Sel- 
mar R. Holland. Mamie' Holland 
: SchlancTfir. Anita Elizabeth Hal- 
bach, Dorothy : Mary ., Holland, -Al- 
fred-'Lawience; Holland and Mis- 
sion Board of the^L'utheranChurch 
of America, and 7 all persons in- 
terested in the/ sale of certain 
lands belonging to said EKzaheth 
Holland Bakken. The petition of 
H. O. Berve-as representative of 
the above named^state. being du- 
ly filed in this'/ourt representing 
that it -""is necissars- and for the 
•best interest M said estate and of 
all -interested: therein that certain 
lands of Bald Decedent described, 
therein be' sold at private Sate and 
praying/that a license be granted 
to hint to sell the same at private 
sale,- 7 / / f 

Now. Therefore. You and eacn 
o/vou. ar/her'eby cited andv re- 
.ouired to 7 show* cause, if any ; you 
have, before this court, at the Pro 
tate Court Rooms, in the Court 
House in City.of Thief River Falls. 
Countv of Pennington. State of 
•Minnesota^ on th<> 7th , Hay of 
March 1936.'- at 10:00 o^Olock A. 
M.. why the prayer of iSaid peti- 
tion should not he granted. 

"WITNESS. The Judge of said 
r-nnrt. and the seal of said court, 
this 10th day of. February 1936. 

(Court SealV 

Judge of Probate Court 
H;"0. BERVE. j 

Attorney for I Petitioner, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 
(Feb. 13-20-27. 1936) 

must be made to'the city clerk in 
writing. License is fixed at $5 for 
the first cah and' $3 per additional 
cab. ; Expirations are set at Feb-* 
ruary 15th .of each year. Drivers 
.must carry liability insurance sa- 
tisfactory to the city council pro- 
viding single liability \ot $10,000 
and total liability of ?20.00O. ' Li 
cense will.. be subject to cancella- 
tion for failure; to pay premiums 
and the driver's ! applications must 
be approved by the mayor. License 
plates to be attached to the state 
license plates are to be provided. 
Penalty for operating a taxi with- 
out license is set at 90 days im- 
prisonment or $100 fine. 

A resolution was passed approv- 
ing for payment' to Helen McGrath 
and Sara\E. Hunt, the sum of 
$1600 foryhe two lots adjoining 
the auditorlArm to the south. Tax- 
es are to be. deducted. 

Another coiulwood project 
approved. 1 Thie time j the council 
wtlj purchase the stupipage from 

(Continued from Page 1) 'McOllvrey at 75^entsper cord and 

namely the advertisers.. ; job de- ' wiW pay one 

Coop. Association Takes 
Over forum Pub. Co. 


State of Minnesota, ) 

4' ■ ss) - 

County of Pennington ,) 

In the'Matter of! the Estate of 
Anna Mouson. 'Decedent: '• 

' Tlie State {of Minnesota, to 
Hannah Olson] Gust Monson, Os-_ 
car j Monson, Laura Voigt, Cora 
Stenberg, and Myrtle Monson, and 
all [persons interested in the final 
acount and distribution of the es- 
tate of said decedent: The repre- 
sentative of the above named de- 
cedent, having! filed in this3$t>i£rt 
Ins "final account of the adminis- 
tration .of the estate of said deced- 
ent, together > with his .petition 
praying for the adjustment and 
allowance" of said final account and 
for distribution of the residue/of 
said estate to: the persons ^Here- 
unto entitled. Therefore, YOU, and 
EACH OF YOU, are horeby^lted 
and reqiiire3 to show-^ause^if any 
you have, before *Jhis Co,urt at the 
Probate Court Rooms Jn the Court 
House in the''Clty^of Thief River 
Falls in the" County of Pennington. 
State of Minnesota, on the 7th day 
of March 1936 at 10:00 o'clock A. 
M. whyvsaid petition/should not 
be granted. - /■ 

Witness, The Honorable Andrew. 
Bottelson, Judge o'f said Court, and 
'the seal of/said cowrt this 11th. 
day of February 1936. 
(SEALY " . 
/,-■' : Judge of Probate 

^H. O. BERVE, i 

Attorney for Petitioner, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 

(Feb. 13-20-27, 1936 ■'- 

partment patrons and.-subs'cribers. 
R. M.- Aalbu has been temporar- 
ily retained by the board as edit- 
or of the publication] and F.. H. 
Nickeson. who has been employed 
by the .Institution in the past as 
advertising and circulation, man- 
ager -h'as been appointed business 
manager; until the next meeting of 
the board of directors. 

It is the intention of the new 
organization to give the people of 
the territory the best possible 
newspaper, and one that will pre- 
sent to the'm the news of the en- 
tire region.' Altho the Forum . is 
not the official paper of Penning- 
ton county an effort will he made 
to publish' the county proceedings 
as a service t the readers. It is 
also planned* that the proceedings 
of the Marshall and Red Lake 
county boards will be published . in 
this paper. It is particularly, de- 
sired that correspondents can be 
contacted in all villages . in this 
region so that. a live and up-to-the 
minute "news service' of the terri- 
tory can be maintained. 
- The economic and political 
views of the board of directors is 
well known to the ' people of this 
territory, a statement to the pub- 
lic from the board appearing else- 
where in this issue, states,.' The 
Forum will continue to. support 
progressive principles. /' -i 

Under the articles of incorpora- 
tion, the first annual meeting will 
b'e held on the second" -Monday of 
April, which this year fall's on the 
thirteenth, and- at that time the 
stockholders- wilt have an ■ oppor- 
tunity of electing a permanent 
board of directors. The board, 
which consists of nine members 
will be elected as follows: three 
for, a -term, of three years; three 
for a term of. two years and" three 
for a term of one year. ; 

The organization board has put 
in a. great deal of labor in com- 
pleting the organization of this 
association and the "stockholders 
are scattered thruout the entire 
three counties and other parts of> 
t the state. Owin e ' to tho extreme 
'cold, weather and heavy] snow, it 
has been Impossible to get out a ; 
mong the people as much as. 
should have been done. -The sale 
of stock is therefore far from com 
pleted. However, the 20 percent 
required by law has been! subscrib- 
ed which has made it possible- for 
the association to commence busi- 
ness. An intensive drive! for mem- 
bership will be conducted between 
now 6nd the annual meeting in 
April to. boost the. membership to 
at least five hundred members. 

"Members', of the organization 
board are as follows: Otto Rehm- 
Hazel, president; J. W. Stewart. 
Grygla. 1st vice, president; Nels 
Fore, Oklee. 2nd vice president; 
Helmer Halland. Thief River Falls, 
secretary; Carl Swanson. Red 
Lake Falls, treasurer; and J. V.' 
Hoffman. Erie: Carl R. Anderson.' 
Wylie; ,Arvid Wikstrom.! Strand- 
quist, Arthur Tauem, St. 1 Paul, di- 
rectors. \ I - 

pay one dpllf 

per cord for 

chairman, 8. Dahle,'. Louis I. Her-? 
manson, adolph Ecklund, G. E. 
HellquisU , - . '■'■'■■'. y ' i 

TwoiAlarras/Keep Fi^e j 
i ; . I ; Dept. in ^Pine Fettl^ 

TheThief River fire department! 
was'icallcd. out twice during the; 
past\ Week, both calls being for! 
minor alarms. A fire in the attic' 
at 507^ Kendall south was prompt-] 
ly squelched. A call to north! 
Knight; avenue resulted <when s[ 
gas explosion. 'blew the. furnacsj 
pipe out of the chimney. j 


Midnight Bliie lerels Half 

Block'Jn Northern 



Will Submit Bid to j Court\ and 

Form Corporation "to ^ 

Operate Building 

Depositors in'j the Citizens' State" 

Bank in process of j 'liquidation, 

who have assigned their prospec- 

a purchase 

Bank build- 


rfecting an 


tive dividends towards 

of the Citizens ; State 

ing met at the Penninjgton County 

Court House on Tueslay. evening 

for the purpose of p 


Rasmus Oen ! was < lected tem- 
porary chairman i nd 
Brattland was electee 
secretary after which rl. O. Chom- 
mie. explained the purpose of . the 
meeting and the. required formali- 
ties which must be ■gone thru. 'to 
acquire the building. JHe explaini 
ed that it would- be necessary to 
.place a bid for the bpilding with 
the 'court and that if tjie bid is ac- 
cepted that a corporation would 
have to be fornied to take-over the 
building. He "moved that Che de; 
positors make an offer ' of ?25.- 
000.00 for the building sublect to 
the: 1935 .taxes, but that the pro- 
posed new >■ 'organization shoutd 
have retroactive possession of the 
premises' and .the income and be 
responsible ; ^pr the running' ex- 
penses as of January first. 1936. 
This motion*" was seconded and 
carried. The. chairman was auth- 
orized to name a coranijittee of five, 
including himself to have pewer to 
submit the bid to .the court and be 
empowered ■> to incornorate under 
the laws of i the- st^te, issuing 
stock to al| depositors who have 
assigned their. n*.- dividends. The 
committee -was- also authorized to 
"mploy -the.-.mecessary} legal coun 
.sal. -..-u!'| ■ ■ i . 

-The committee named consists 
of" tlie following: Rasmus Oen, 

200 acre farm- with, new house, 
24x26^—16 ft posts. Modem. Barn 
32x60 — 16 ft. posts. Other good 
buildings- 6 "miles west) of Thief 
River. Falls on\ T. H. W. 1. . 200 
acre farm with fair buildings, 10 
mileB southwest of . Thief . River 
Falls. Gordon M. Olson, Box 102* 
Rte. 1. Thief River Falls. *3-3tp." 

A devastating fire- swept the 
village, of Badger on Tuesday 
night, which in the space- of two 
hours levelled half a block into 
smouldering ruins. Three build- 
ings, -including the Jenson garage. 1 
a theater and the Axel ."Johnson' 
store, were destroyed. I 

The blaze was believed to have 
started from defective wiring in! 
the garage. Flames swept - that: 
structure and spread to the other 
two -structures. Severe cold and a! 
frozen water supply hampered fire 
men in their work. The Roseau 
department was called and aided 
in preventing the blaze from 
spreading to the next block. 

Nineteen automobiles in the gar- 
age Were destroyed as were the! 
contents, of the unused theater 
building. The stock of the Johni 
son store was carried out and 
saved; \ j 

Tlie flreVas discovered at about 
12:20 'midnight .and by tw ofclock' 
the block had been ruined." The 
loss is" estimated at from ?20.000 
to 526.000 only vpartly' covered by 
insurance. ■ \ , I 


New Men are '■;'{<* SVorfc at I&rge. 
j Over the. State on 
Big Violators 

Assignment of three state game 
wardens to new duties as Ward' 
ens-at-large "was announced last 
week by A. C. Hanson, director "of 
the division of game and fish. The 
men are: Labe Safro. Shakopee^ 
Victor L. Schleppegrell, - Littie 
Fork,' and John E. Salvatore, St. 
Paul.:' • --• 

Selected because' of .loyalty and 
fearlessness, the men will be called 
upon; to act in law violations of | a 
serious nature where local game 
wardens. are unable to cope with 
the situation. A fourth game 
'warden will join. the group before 

111 3-J _-T "■ u : „ %t . t 5 j "* ts %» s^fe- 3 pile 5fe- 

Fornm classified ads art one cent per' word per - insertion. - Mini- 
mum charge 10 cents. Blind ads 10 cents additional. 

Credit Wlil not be accepted for classified advertisements except 
where advertiser already has' an account of good standing with..the 
Forum. -.. 


Peat land seed - barley: for sale 
50c peV' bushel. Also 400 „ bushels 
certi^ed Cobler seed potatoes. 
Nels' Fore, Oklee, Mlpn. 3tc-42 

Underwood, rotary stencil dupli- 
cator. In 'very good condition. Will 
sell reasonably if taken at once. 
Apply Box'B Forum Office. RTS 

If you have a house to rent or 
sell, see W. H." Mulry, Rental, Sales 
and Insurance Agency. ' 21-RTS 

Incubator, 240 egg size. "Queen 
Brand** in first class condition. 
Johh Eidelbeo Erie. Minn. 45r2tp 

2- ton pure Alfalfa hay. ; 2 ton. of 
mixed hay. . Priced reasonably if 
taken at once. Inquire .at Palm 
Garden Cafe. l'tc 

Farm for sale or will .trade for 

city property. See Mr. Engem, 
Thronson Motor Co. 30-ltp*20-R^S 


Naraganseth Turkey Toms, wt. 
about -18 lbs. Apply to Mrs. Chas. 
Carlson,. Hazel, Minn. 45-2to-30 

Wood Sawing^-rFeed Grindiag. 
Fridays. For dates; see or write 
Martin Rehm, Hazel, Minn. 41-4tp 

Owls for mounting. Give -price, 
size, kind. Ole Williams. Grygla, 
Minnesota. 2itp 

Feed Grinding, every Friday. 
Wood sawing, every day except 
Frjday. See or write Martin Rehm 
Hazel, Minn. ■ 46-4tp 


Six teams farm horses. Must be 
sound and fat and weighing at 
least 1400 pounds and not over tern 
years old. Give age,- color, weight 
and. price in first letter^ Apply 
Box E, Forum office. "~ -. 1-tp 



-Get your feed ground at the Sin- 
clair Bulk Station: Helgesox £ 
Fossum. 44-4tc-6«e 

March- 1. If the new department- 
al plan proves successful, two 
more wardens may be; added as 
conditions warrant. ■ 

Schleppegrell and Salvatore last 
week began checking -fishing viola- 
tions near the Canadian border. 
The. division of game and fish is 
cooperating with the state depart^" 
ment of agriculture in this work. 
A considerable number of large- 
scale violations have been" report- 
ed from this area, ' 

It is interesting to note that 
two of the new wa>dens-at- large, 
Safro and Salvatore, were former- 
ly f'well-known boxers. About 20 
years ago the ; - two men met in 
three of the hardest fought en- 
counters- in the history of Minne- 
" sota boxing. They remained firm 
friepds with the greatest of re- 
spect. for each other. 


«- • ■ * 

■ No. 1 Dark Northern^ ' i . . . i.ll 

Dark Nor., 58 lb. t"st , . 1.08 

No. 1 Amber Durum ...*... .94 

No. 1 Mixed Durum 87 

No." 1 Red Durum 65 

Flax ."/ • • '1.59 

Oats ....... ; .18 

Rye 40 

Barley: ;. . . ..26 

Com ..y ..,..-..:. ,. AZ 

Ponltry and Produce 

Colored Springs .. . . J . .1C 

Leghorn Springe ...:\..y ,.13 

Light Hens *•.•*■■ " •^ ll 

Heavy HenB 16 

Cocks f.-. r .... .09 

Stags "..... » f .11 

Thicks, 4 1-2 lbs. or over .....v .13 

Ducks, under 41-2 lbs . -It 

Geese '' -'- -' : - • .11 • 

Tame Rabbits ■-.- .... .08 

Butterfat, Cash- 

n Grade No. 1 . 
Grade No. 2 . 



No. 1 
No. 2 


Local & Long 

Stock and General 
Trucking ' : 

Bredeson & Sons 

'.\ Phone 417 ' 
21Q Fourth St. West 

. Thief Blrer Falls, STiBaesoU 

Treasury Department. Internation- 
al Revenue Service, Alcohol' Tax 
Unit, St. [Paul. Minnesota, Febru- 
ary 8, 1936, Notice is hereby giv- 
en that on December 27,. 1935, one 
Ford Coupe. . 1931 model A, motor 
number A-3615551, license number 
B-56-491 .'(Minn. 1935), was seized 
from Frank Stewart Coates on 
the streets of Thief Raver Falls. 
Minhesota.1 for violation of the In- 
ternil Revenue laws. Section 
3450. United States Revised Sta- 
tutes; Any person .claiming .said, 
automobile must appear a't mv,of- 
fice on or -before March 14, 1936' 
and make such claim and -give 
bond for costs for transfer of for- 
feiture proceedings to the- United 
States District Court, or- said- au- 
tomobile will- be forfeited and sold* 
as provided in Section 8460, Unit- 
ed States Revised Statutes. S-- B. 
Qvale, District Supervlspr, .706 
New Post Office Building, ;;St. 'Paul, 



" --r- — ' J - r ■' ' ;&-; .. 

; Vhrginia-r-Old-timera talk aSout 
the iis^dsbips' 'Involved .in, getting 
4>q '- andst^m -ihe.. Old Re^IScbool- 

nop^i : r.^n^,ffie i i^ D «S e "' 
^t^n^^fe«Wr^^onn*fi '* 


Council Gives New Taxi 
Ordinance 1st Reading 

(Continued from page 1) 

A letter was reai from ^ the 
Workmen's Protective League re- 
questing an explanation of the re- 
port that some of the"; men em- 
ployed by the city at cording wood 
were being. paid only 25 cents per 
hour ;while the scale set by the 
city council' at the last meeting 
was 35. cents per hour for common 
labor. Relief administrator Chas. 
Evenson admitted that he. had re^. 
corded some of the men at less 
than 35 cents per hour but stated 
in explanation that some men 
are worth 75 .tents anjjour while 
others are not .worth'' . their salt. 
Ear l Long, business agent for the 
WPL being present said that If the 
men are not- worthy of [their hire 
they should not; be kept on the 
job. ".We're doing the best we can" 
Mr.-'Evanson "retorted |"and we 
don't propose to take orders from 
the town of North nof anybody 
elseV' The council instructed that 
the men.. are. to be paid at the rate 
of 35 cent8--per hour. ^ ! - 

On qpehifag bidB for city deposi- 
tory,. Ithet.UnNm State Bank (was 
awarded .ttie /contract. City print- 
;ing •blds r " , ,were.: submitted as fol- 
lows; : . Times, official proceedings ' 
and official notices', etc.; per folio' 
16 cehtaj, additional for: subsequent 
msertJohB 10 cents per j folio; no- 
thing additional for. tabular mat- 
ter. Forum, - 25 cents per folio for 
straight composition on all pro- 
eeedings, official .notices ;.etc; 
nine ; cents adbU&6ni:-fbr tabular 
matfeivimd 10 cents ^ortfttbieflnent 
ifese^oi^^^y^^^^vEi^V; .j -,.: 

give^lulr%rreWm% .^^ *r«! r 
^Tidea^fr^HcaxJoTrS 'wllottfiW li 

7.',c OVALTIXE ... 

Birthday - 7 Your Party 


57c Come li 

Kl'RIKO (Genuine) 

60c JAD SAl/TS 

In and Help Us Celebrate 


Time, Money Then Shop - 

Trouble Early 

TiVES, All Brands, 2 for 2* 


■35c 1 








. Genuine 

- 19e. 

GOe ■• ~ 


• 6»c 

Rubbing Alcohol 
pint 13c 



:■ - ■ ^ 

60c ■ 

30c . ' , 



• 19c 





S5c D0A1TS HDWETPIIiS . . 60c 


Our Birthday^-Tbnr Party — Onr Birthday — ■Your Party 
7:30 A- M. 






Onr fountain department' will take In Eggs for merchandise at 
the abOTC named rate. ' ■ l 

Examples: 1 Egg buys — Little pick 

2 Eggs boya^— Ice Cream Soda f 

Onr Birthday — Your. Partyj— Our Birthday — Yonr Party 


Super Special | 


Bottle of 100 





' ' ■ 25c 



'60c Pipe 15e Tm Totaee* 

Both for 3»e v - 

$1.00 PEP80DENT 

KOTEX : . . 


»c Cigarettes, 2 for 25c Ctn. $1.19 

Where You Save With Safety 

Never Undersold 

KLEENEX, 600 Sheets . 

• fl-2w 


Thie^Riyer Phar|Hie^ 


Thief River Falls, Pennington" Count^Minnepota, Thursday, Februaiy20, 1936J 1 


Senator Jforris Expresses 


With the 




Second of Nine Supreme 

' Court Trials Won By 

New Dealers 

No Mail Service on 
Saturday; Legal Holiday 

■"' ', Postmaster Andrew Ander- 
son, announced this week that 
the local post office will be 
closed" .on Saturday. 'February 
,22nd being a legal holiday. 
• There will be no window serv- 
ice, rural delivery! nor carrier 
delivery. * , 

' -Special delivery mail will 
be delivered as usual and the 
usual dispatches of out-golf 
mail will be niade. Mr. Ajnder- 
son stated. 

^Kiijnbe* AS. 


Asks For Sarty Unity on 
Issues Fixed by the 
Convention I 

! The Supreme Court! upheld the 
government in the Tennessee Val- 
ley* Administration suit by an 8 to 
■ I decision handed down on ^Mon- 
day. Justice ..McReynolds./'alone 
■dissenting. Four justices had fav- 
ored throwing the case out, hold- 
ing that the court had no jurisdic- 
tion. Chief Justice Hughes read 
the decision to a packed court 
chamber containing many not- 
. -ables. " | 

The decision upholds-; the govern- 
ment's constitutional right to con- 
strnct ¥ dams for national defense 
and its right to sell surplus power 
and seek a market therefore. 
While the court thus set its seal 
of approval upon the Tennessee 
Valley authority's acquisition of 
transmission lines it did not how- 
ever, pass on the constitutionality 
of the vast Tennesee Valley -pro- 
- ject as" a whole, or on' TVA's an-, 
r.ounced intention'«of ' creating a 
"yardstick" measuring :ttie proper 
cost, of eU-ctrical energy. 

The decision was the ;New Deal's 
second victory in nine trips to the 
Supreme Court, the other being 
the well-known "gold clause" case 
of «■ year ago.' 

* Altho. concurring in the decision 
t of the majority, justices Brandeis- 
:. Stone. Cardozo and Roberts in a 
V separate opinion held ~the -court 
I should have dismissed the. action 
| on the ground that it had no jilris- 
■ diction. '•■'•. 

Hughes, limited the courts de- 
cision to constitutional questions 
raised in a $JL150.0QO contract for 
the purchase of transmission lines 
> by tlie TVA from tiie: Alabama 
. P;ower . company. In so! doing the 
court did not pass on the-* validity 
. of activities such as land purchas- 
es, re-settlement- or encouraging 
the broader use of electrical en- 
i e?gy. ■ '~i " i 

Three' mw dams are now being 
• constructed in the Tennessee val- 
' ley. They are the Xorris, Wheel- 
'■ ; ef and" Pickwick Landing dams'. 
Goverryn^nt representatives ■ stat- 
ed J^rat the decision removed any 
- danger of attack upon other power 
construction projects engaged in 
■■ by the government. 

Senator Norris, father of the pro- 
ject is quoted as saying when he 
heard of the decision. ' J I'm delight- 
ed. . I'd have been brokenhearted 
if the decision had gone the other 
way. It ought to help my rural 
. electrification bill.'*" " 

Melby to Adclrelis F-L 
Club on Friday Evening 

. j , : 

. The. Thief River Palls farm- ■ 
er-^abor association club will 

„ meet at the court house on 
Friday (tomorrow) evening at 

" 8:00 o'clock. 

J. O. Melby, state represen- 
tative, from' tills district will - 
speak on the doings of the 
special session of the legislat- 
ure, .and a debate on the U. S. 
constitution is .scheduled. A 
short business session will ' 
precede the program. 

Goodridge Creamery to 
Meet Sat'rday Afternoon 

-The stockholders of the Good- 
ridge Cooperative creamery will 
meet in annual meeting at the 
schoolhouse in Goodtidge an Sat- 
urday afternoon of this week. Re- 
■portof the manager and- election 
of directors are on the program. 


Issues Statement to Clar ■ 
fify the Political Situa- 
tion . 

Senator Elmer. A. Benson, recent 
ly .appointed to the - United States 
senate by Governor-- Olson,' issued 
a statement this week definitely 
saying that he is a candidate for 
the endorsement for governor by^ 
the forthcoming fanner-labor state 1 
convention in March. 

Senator Benson has not been be- 
fore the voters as a candidate. His 
public;' service with the stats 
starting with his appointment by 
Governor Olson as securities com- 
missioner. In 1933 he was appoint 
ed state commissioner of bank suc- 
ceeding John N. Peyton, which, po-' 
sitlonjhe held until appointed U. 
S. senator following the death of 
Thomas t). Sohall. ■■"- 

Senator Benson's statement fol- 
lows: j 

fQontinued on back page) 

H^^-T?Kr.«j^^ : *V34^ 




H?^-'' :■+%& 1 


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1 fc#1 

Its Cold Because Things Are Not So 

Hot Up Around the Gulf of Alaska 

An explanation of the continued" 
cold .wa'ye was : given toy M". 
'Hovde, government meteorologist 
stationed at Minneapolis and pub- 
lished in Tuesday's Minneapolis 
Journal.c^Accordfng to Hovde, dur 
ing normal!' winters, there is. a low 
pressure area in the gulf of Alas- 
ka which acts as a buffer turning 
the cold northeast Siberian air 
currents back over northern Can- 
ada and Labrador. : This warm low 
pressure spot has been abnormal- 
ly, absent this year Professor Hov- 
de states, and therefore the cold 
Arctic breezes sweep unmolested 
and unchecked down the Yukon 
country overs the McKenzie basin, 
down the east side of the Rocky 
Mountains -and 'right up to our 
front door. 

Whether Professor Hovde's de- 
ductions are correct or not he has 
started* a weather map craze that 

bids fair to outdo the crossword 
puzzle !craze. Government weather 
maps are being carefully examin- 
ed and checked tor a hot spot up 
near Bering Strait. When .that 
shows up. everyone will undoubted- 
ly heave a sigh of relief and close 
off the| draft on the parlor heater 
even with the mercury at. 45. For 
that Is ' to herald the long-awaited 
relief, j. ' ' ~" ■.-■■■*- 

Regardless of prospective -hot 
spots in the arctic or the lack of 
them, however, the mercury, ven- 
tured up- very near the zero., mark 
on Wednesday afternoon. The 
temperatures as recorded, by Fred" 
Protz at the post office thermomr- 
eter showed the low points for the 
week to be as follows: Friday,-^-35; 
Saturday, j —46; : Sunday, : -=—43;' 
Monday, —27; Tuesday, — 11; Wed- 
nesday, — j29; Thursday, — 26. 

$134,061 Spent on 
Roads in Marshall 

A total of $134,061 was spent on 
Marshall county's state, aid ' and 
county aid roads during the; past 
year, according to H. T.- Swanson- 
county highway engineer^ ;Con- 

' struction work on the state aid. 
roads totaled 520,537.60 while main 
tenance tptaled $17,434.20 , and oth 
er expenses made a grand' total of 
§83,605 spent during 1935, Swan- 
son said. The construction" work 

. on- the 'county aid roads totaled 
$25,939.49 while the maintenance 
totaled $11,086.63 and all other ex- 
penses ^nade a grand total of $50,- 
455, according to annual report. 


All Former Sandmen are Urged to 

Turn Out; Egermayer is 

Jfew Bandmaster 


iolt Co-op Creamery 
Re - Elects Directors 

The .Farmers Co-operative 
creamery company of Holt held its 
annual meeting and electipn of of- 
ficers on Thursday, Feb. 13. Di- 
rectors re-elected at the meeting 
were E. O. Waagedahl, F. D. Voth 
and T- B. Folden. ~ 

The, statistical report shows a 
total of 290,713 pounds of butter 
was made from 828',177 ,pdunds 'of 
cream received. An' average of 26 
cents: per pound was received for 
' • butter manufactured and an aver- 
age, of 29131 cents, per pound was 
paid . for butterfat. - Sweet cream 
. received was 83.68 percent and 
' LO"L. grade, butter made was 63.95 
percent. The .cost of manufactue 
and; general expense was :low be- 
, ing";.only : a total of 2.49 cents -per 
pound. . The percentage of, pyer- 
.Ttin-.was 23.49 percent The flnan- 
cjaX^repoirt. indicates that the (Holt 
cTi&upery .-is. one of the soundest 
u. iri^tte territory witji a net worth 

An prganization meeting and re-, 
hearsal of the. Municipal Band will 
be held on Monday evening, Feb- 
ruary 24th, W. L Carlisle announc- 
ed Wednesday evening. a 
. Ed. Egermayer, recently band- 
master at Grand Forks, N. D., has 
arrived here and will 'be in charge 
of the . handwork. Mr. Egermayer 
is a musician of 'long' experience 
in band work and is known as one 
of the. leading bandmasters of thi 
northwest. '• .; 

Mr. Carlisle states that the band 
will be completely reorganized, 
and he urges, all past band mem- 
bers as well as other barid instru- 
ment players who may" have re- 
cently moved! to this/city to be on 
hand at the auditorium on Monday 
evening at eight^Tclock arid lend a 
hand towards/Organizing a muni- 
cipal band U*at can 'be a credit to 
this community. "We have a lot of 
band talent in this community, 
Mr. Carlisle said, "if we can ouly 
get -them together. The city has 
succeeded in securing an experi- 
enced and efficient bandmaster, 
and if the musicians will co-oper- 
ate we can organize a really cred- 
itable musical organization." 

Good Audience Attends 
Augsburg Choir Concert 

. The_ Augsburg College Choir on 
its third annual concerftoux ap- 
peared here at the. Trinity Luther-, 
an church Tuesday evening, Feb- 
ruary 18,* under the auspices of the 
Zion Lutheran church of this city. 
The concert was well attended. 

This chorus of .forty-four voices 
from the Augsburg College. Minne- 
apolis, under the' direction of Pro- 
fessor Henry P., Opseth, presented 
their concert ipr6gram in three 
groups of selections, Soloists with 
the choir were Miss. Kathleen Os- 
wald» soprano, Miss Irene Neseth, 
alto, and Mr. Harold Nydahl. 

The choir, which began its. tour 
February 16, will include twenty 
appearances in its 1936 itinerary, 
which will close with the choir's 
appearance at Willmar, Minnesota, 





Xew York — On Friday, Feb. 28, 
Xorman Thomas will be interview- 
ed by- Boake Carter, news commen- 
tator, over the Columbia broad- 
casting! system at 10:45 p. m., East, 
em Standard Time.' 

Creamery Almost Dtfwn 2 
Years Ago, Conies Back 

The : story of/ a • co-operative 
creamery that^was almost wrecked 
and could work itself back into a 
solvent amf successful -business in- 
stitutiop/was unfolded at the an- 
nual ^meeting of the Strathcona 
farmers co-operative creamery as- 
. rciatloji held at that village yes- 
erday. - * . . 

The institution received 253,487 
■pounds of cream during 1935 and 
manufactured over 88,000 pounds 
of butter. An average "price of 28 
cents per .pound was paid on pool 
and about 26.8 cents for cash pur- 
chases. The average price deceiv- 
ed for butter solji was 24.9 cents 
per pound. 

The financial statement shows 
an excellent condition and reports 
a. surplus net profit for the year 
after^ making all deductions of 
$69.62. In addition to this an ex- 
tensive ".program of remoieling 
and repairing of the creamery 
building amounting to around $200 
had. *been engaged in and paid for. 

Peoples Coop Store 

Changes Share Value 

The Peoples Co-operative store 
or this city held a special stocks 
holders meeting at the Odd Fellows 
hall I on j Friday afternoon tcJcon- 
sider the question ol- changing the 
articles of Incorporation tor' provide 
for shares of ten doliarVW yklue 
instead 'of. $50 par value as here- 
tofore. | 

The change was adopted ■by' an 
overwhelming vote, C. E. HellqpJst, 
secretary, stated, and new certifi- 
cates are to be issued in the near 
future. Stockholders will turn in 
their $60 par value shares and in 
return receive Ave $10 par value 
shares, «r. Hcllqulst stated. 

The change was, made in-order 
to enlarge thfr membership of -the 
asBocIatJon,. there being many; per- 
sons who desire to become mem- 
'bera, fcut to whom »60 is too hine 
an toTeatnwnt, Uwm stated. '-.-■■ 


Help Asked for 

Starving Birds 

Pheasant and other upland game 
■birdBJare facing-a very serious sit- 
uation as a result of the protracted 
severe cold and heavy Bnow condi- 
tions; according to Gusfav Swan- 
son, biologist of the division • of 
gameand fiBh. ;..'-'■* 

"There is an immediate need for. 
more] funds, to feed the starving 
"birds," Mr. Swanson said. -"Each 
day the division of gamg and '.fish 
receives: reports: from, wardens 
who are finding birds that died 'of 
starvation or exposure to the cold. 

"Inj many cases starvation is not 
the immediate cause, but a well- 
fed bird can withstand; more "cold 
than one that is under-nourished* 
and it is of utmost importance 
that food !be provided.**' 

i -4 — - 

4H Club Leaders wiir 
Meet on Wed., Feb. 26tb 

- Pennington county 4H Club lead- 
ers will meet at 'the office of . the 
county aigent, R. ; M^JDouglass, in', 
the • city «uditOTiuf6 ^nWednesdayT 
February 26th to map theTvork for 
the coming; year. The : possibility 
of -building, a 4H Club building at" 
the Pennington^ county fair 
grounds is to come up for consider- 
ation, Mr. Douglass stated this 
week. ; It. is estimated that such a 
building will-cost about' ?500. The 
4H group* has about $250 available 
at this time for the purpose, Mr 
Douglass Btated. 

Tq Seek Govcftior P<>st ,] f a Q* £ JQ 


President, and Manlger 
John Brandt to Address 


Warren Delators 
Best Lincoln High 

Thejjiincoln High School debat- 
.erslost to the Warrt-n debate team 
bjr a two-to-one decision of the 
fudges, when the two. teams debat- 
ed in the Warren high school aud- 
itorium Monday night, February 17. 
on the question, "Resolved: that 
the several states should enact le- 
gislation providing for a: system of 
complete medical service available 
to all .citizens at public! expense." 
The local debaters, who j are Oscar 
Bickley, Morris Engelstad, and Fae 
Belcher, upheld the negative. The 
judges! were members I of 
Crookaton A. C; faculty. I 

Fine Entertainment torje 
■.Featured; Includes A 
•Band and Vocalists' 

District 17 of the Land OXakes 
creameries will hold its annual 
meeting In this city on March 4, 
B..p. Norby, local branchf mankg=- 
er stated this week. The meeting 
win be held in the city auditorium. 

.John Brandt, president and gen- 
eral manager of Land CLakes will 
be the principle speaker on a pro- 
gram replete with features and en- 
tertainment. The TJlen Maielcnor- 
us of Ulen, Minnesota," 1b on the 
program for vocal selections and 
mjisical numbers will be rendered 
by the Roseau 30 piece high school 
hand. [ - 

The husiness sessions will] bpen 
in the forenopn at' 10 o'clock, and 
in addition to reports on creamery 
operations and kindred subjects 
there will be an election- of district 
-board of" directors. ! The -prlesent 
officers are: Stuart McLeod, iThief 
River Falls, chairman; F. S. Brd- 
man, St, Hilaire, vice chairman; 
Ed.' Rydeen, Clearbrook. trqasur-. 
er; Peter Engelstad. Thief River 
Falls, secretary; and Ellis drahn, 
Roseau, director. j 

The report of the district Jfield-- 
man. John Lager, is to be'submit- 
ted to the session." j" 

Included 14 this district! are 
creameries affliliated with Land 
O'Lakes in Pennington; Marshall, 
Kittson", Roseau, Red Like, aj part 
-of Polk. and a- -part of Clearwater 
counties. . ; " j ."". 


Little Green Ware Leaves Locals 

in Backwash' by Score 

of, 25 to 19 

Kagawa EI; Address 

| At Fargo Cancelled 

The Forum is in receipt of a- 
cardl from C. A. Armstrong of 

1 the Kagawa committee at Far- 
go advising that Kagawa has 
been token ill and that his ap- 
pearance at Fargo^is cancell- 
ed. It is hoped that later 
dates can he arranged and we .. 
are advised to nold the tickets 

• pending such arrangements. 


500 License Applicants 
Rush Local Office Sat. 

The of pee of the local license re- 
gistrar: did a "landoffice" business 
last week with a. rush that brought 
in between 400 and 500 applica- 
tions oh Saturday,, the final day 
without penalty. ' > 

Three thousand three hundred 
and . flf^y-nine applications have 
been - received here since the first 
of January, Aleck Campbell, local 
registrar stated Mpnday. 



Thirty Cases Are On the 
Civil Calendar for 
Disposition /* ' 


Present Pensioners Must Hake 

■ New Applications County j 

Auditor Adrisea 



Outstanding: Work Done 
.1 Wins Recognition 
! For 4-JTrs. ; 


The ;state ,'4-H department^at 
University Farm has selected^dele 
'gates fromi 85 counties I Jor the 
1936 Minnesota state ^fair farm 
boys' camp, it was announced this 
week. | . I. " . /' i 

Two i'boys have^ beenj selected 
from- each county for outstanding 
club, work during 1935, i the an- 
nouncement stated.- The (delegates* 
16 years and over, live at the fair 
grounds' and participate iin events* 

The delegates in this section are 
as/follows: Marshall county, Ed- 
^win Willey, Warren and Marian 
Augustine, Holt; Pennington, Carl 
Lindbloom, Wiley and FJmer Ona, 
T. R. Falls; Red l^ke, Arthur 
Hamrum, Brooks and Bernard Re- 
miok. Red Lake Falls; j Beltrami, 
Karel Sundberg, Grygla'and And- 
rew Dufseth, Tenstrike. j 


, The Carnegie Bnblici Library 
will tie open as ustlal- on I Washing- 
ton's birthday,' Saturday, 1 February 
22, according to an announcement 
made j by Mrs. Hazel Halgrim, Li- 
brarianJ ■ ; *„, 

Mr .and Mrs. Palmer Aaseby and 
Mr. and Mrs. C. E.;.Carhwn visited 
at Oreenbush at the-homS -ti Mr. 
Aaseby-a brother^ii^--^^^ "--— 
Dr. cud Mrs. 

The Lincoln! High School Prowl- 
ers basketball schedule for the last 
of .the sEoson 'prior to the district 

tournament is; a heavy one. 

team has recently played two nome 
games, one with East Grand' Forks 
last Friday night and another .on: 
Tuesday night with Crookstoiu On] 
Friday and Saturday nights of this 
week they will go|to Bemidji and' 
Cass Lake respectively, and mext 
Wednesday, February 26, they will 1 
meet the Grand Forks team. 'on the 
local atiditorium fliior.',. Th& game 
next Wednesday . will be the last 
home game of' the season.". 

In the game with East' Grand 
Forks here on February 14, the 
Prowlers lost to the Littl& Green 
Wave by a score of 25 to 19. bur- 
ing the first half of the game the 
local team made little headway 
against the strong opposition of 
the East Grand Forks teatn,| the 
score at the quarter being IB to 
7 and at the half 21 to 9 in favor 
of East Grand. -.However, inl the 
third quarter the Prowlers scared 
seven points and held their oppon- 
ents down to "a one point' gain, 
making the score at the end of the 
third quarter considerably less one 
'sided. In the final quarter each 
team annexed three ! additibnal 
points, making the j final score 25 
to 19. ! 

The* Crookston-Prowlers-, 
played here Tuesday night, Feb. 18 
-was strikingly similar to the game 
with East Grand Fprks, 'but with 
the Thief River team on the long 
end. of the score and the Crbok- 
ston team rallying during the [last 
half of the game, the final shore 
being 24 to 23. , The Prowlers lead 
at the end of Ithe first quarter 7 
to 2 and at the] end of the firat>nalf 
17 to -8. At the end of the third 
quarterj their lead had dwrndaedtb 
three points, the score being lift, to 
16, and at the -close of {the- game 
they led l>y onjy one point ■' -P" 

Ref exjee . Grohnigep of Fertile, 

"" ^ »- - - - tjjg 

v One hundred old age pension ap- 
plication blanks have -been receiv- 
ed by county auditor, Arthur Sen- 
stad this week and may Tie secur- 
ed by applicants -by calling at his 
office, Mr. Senstad" stated Wednes- 
day. ■ ■ . 

Rules received from the state 
old age^ pension agency provide 
that the applications must be made 
on these blanks and that.they muBt 
be acknowledged before a. notary 
public. JThese. blanks .constitute a 
complete case record for the appli- 
cant, including a record of citizen- 
ship or' legal residence, financial 
and marital status. ' 

Persons who are now receiving 
pension must make a new appli- 
cation and after a hearing by the 
county- board, recipient's certifi- 
cate will -be issued- to persons who 
are eligible for '-aid. Pensioners 
must file a report 1 of thelrcondition 
and circumstances each year with- 
in, thirty days after the anniver- 
sary of the granting of the pension, 
present pensioners should fil3 
their new applications, as soon as 
possible, the state agency advises., 
. The county board of commis- 
sioners , are in meeting today for 
the purpose of reviewing the direc- 
tions laid down by the state ag- 
ency and acquaint themselvee with" 
other formalities required; 

Three hundred applications are 
expected in this county, Mr. "Sen- 
stad stated this week: Addition- 
al blanks will be secured as soon 
as they are available. About fifty 
application, blanks ha've already 
been handed oul 

Under the law, no pension can 
be granted to inmates of public in- 
stitutions, including poor houses, 
and indications are that many who 
are now residing at the county 
poor house will move out and make 
application for pension. '. 

s'fceen here for 

Tvho was to' 

game- was' unable -to coine because 
of the | blocked roads.' Donald 
Chalmers, j physical | education 

structor in- 
r&fereed the j 

ij |ocal high/ school: 


'oil Saturday 


1913 Ford, is Oldest ' 
. Car Registered Here 

A 1913' model T\ Ford was the 
oldest car for which license was 
issued" from the local office this 
year. Aleck Campbell, locai regis 
trar stated Wednesday. The ma- 
chine is owned by Lioyd Korstad of 
Jelle. Minn | 




"for the Murder 

Carried Ori Says 

Got. Ol^on 

to lie 

Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfield, 
charged with th? n\urder of Walt- 
er- W. Liggett, • publisher !of the 
Mid-West American, was acquitted 
Tuesday night by a jury* B verdict 
reached on the first ballot drawn 
after three and onerhalf hours' of 
deliberation. The Jury's decision 
exonerates Blumenfield fropv.any 
blame .in -the machine-gun slaying 
of the newspaper publisher in an 
alley, behind his apartment home 
on December 9. ; 

. Blumehfield's alibi that at the 
time; of LiggetTs ilaying at 6.41 p, 
m, BJmnenfleld was in a downtown 
barber shop was the key-note of 
■his defenBe. The state in present- 
Ing its-^case, emphasized the fact 
that two witnesses of* the- shooting, 
dtfrs.*Liggett and Wesley Andersch 
UentifledlKid Cann as the slayer. 

Th«i>atate bureau of criminal afcr 
PTehenMoir^nd another-, available; 
agencies) will, continue, to ypf k on 
-lhe;sol*tion of the lAr" 1 ' 
'ingj^ana'.' every effort- - 
,f orik|,^> e»reoerid:tal 

Jury Must Report for 
Duty on the Following- 

The general ferm " of district 
court of J'ennington county will 
open on Monday, February 24th-, 
1936 with. 12 civil cases continued 
and- 18 hew civil cases on. the "cal- 
endar. Only two criminal cases 
are on the calendar. StaYe vs Carl 
Johnson, . Werner Rasniussen and ■ 
Robert Rasmussen. charged; wifcb 
■destruction of property being qok- 
tinued from last term of court ^n d 
a new' case; State .of Minnesota ts 
John A, Ristau, a paternity case. , 

The petit jurors are to report < 
for work on thenfollowing Monday, ' 
March 2. No grand jury -has been, 
cajled. The list of civil cases fdl- ' 
lows: . . - iV ; •-■ 

Continued cases: City of -Thief 
River. Palls, etc. vs. Charles Fiter- 
man et al;. M. C. Haii3on. etc. ts- 
D. R.- Anderson;- In the Matter" of 
Proceeding to Enforce Payment of 
Tax^s; State of Minnesota vs. St. 
Lukes Hospital Ass"n; B! C. Bern- 
ard jvs. Hilda Gulg.eth et al; Arth- 
ur Simonsoh vs. H- 6. i'Tommer- 
dahl; Ross CronkJiTte vsJ W. J 
Durbah'n; C. A. Nachbar 'etc. vs. Bd 
Hill; Frank Bothman' Lena 
Johnson et al; Raymond. G. Gord- 
on vs. H. L Fowler: et air Sigurd 
Salweson vs. Ifc.B. Dahl; Lydia 
Goethe vs. Henning G. Goethe. 
. Continued on page -4 

Seed Meetings 

Held this Week 

"Teat— don't guess",'is thi warn- 
ing issued - by county agent H. M. 
Douglass, in discussing ^eed grain 
this year. One out of Wer>- fire . 
sajnpies of 1935 wheat examined at" 
university farm was found to -be :' 
unfit for seed, because of low gEr- 
mmition and low weight per busi- 
er. Mr. Douglass says. Germina- 
tion shows no relation to weight 
Per bushel; it is stated, since even 
plump samples have shown low 
.germination tests. Seed treatment 
Has been found to improve germin=' 
ation 10 to 15 percent. 

•Information on seed" (treatment 
and how best -to meet this year's 
seed situation will be available to 
farmers who attend meettngs held 
this week in this cityf and at 9t- - 
Hilaire. A meeting is being held 
on this subject\at the court house 
In this city this afternoon, which 
is being addressed by W. W. Brook- 
ings, extension agronomist. Mr 
Brookings will address a similar 
meeting at St. Hikiire tomorrow at 
the Bilden and Olson hall. Both , 
meetings are scheduled, to open at 

House Burns on 
Gus t Johnso n Farm 

The, dwelling house on .the Goat 
Johnson farm in Sanders town- 
ship, 15 milts southwest of Thief 
River Falls burned' to the ; ground 
Saturday, afternoon when a Canity •■ 
chimney set fire to the attic over 
tlie kitchen. Practically all con- 
tents were saved. The loss was ' 
covered by . insurance. 

Mr. Johnson is one of the pion- 
eers of Sanders "township and the i 
house 1 which had since been re- : 
modeled into a comfortable resi- j 
dence was. one of the first built in ' 
the township. One of Mr. John- 
son's sons -was slightly injured 
when he slipped and fell in trying 
tp avoid being struck by some ar- 
ticle, being dropped from the-.up- 
staira window. He was taken to 
the home of a neighbor tint" was" 
reported to be . about again the - 
next (lay. , t -^ - 

Kendall Gustafson is 
WTCN S peaker |atnrday 

Second of .(he" "weekly news ■ 
broadcasts from state colleges 
went on the air Saturday, i>eb. is; . 
over WTCN. Kendall Giistafson. 
.Thief River Falls' : freshman, "was 
the. speaker from Hamune. : . " 
_ The programs, which will be 
broadcast for ^the ' remainder '. : of , 
,-fhe school year,, are being sponsor- ' 
ed hy the Minnesota CoUege Frees 
association," 'whose 'Im^rnberif'-'aTe 
ionrnalists from 'Hamiine, Macal- 
ester, St Catherine's. St. Thomas, 
"•ad" Angsbttrgr' iTha^ broadcasts 
«ai being designed- to wiquaint tna 
p*H)lio.with>cUvjttes 6n Uie cam- 

iB.ea in axademic:,aa areU as s(r- ' 
ana alhle^'othlJea; ■ : ?, .■_•„•;-} ; 




interesting Letter Received 

From Kentupohja 


Sister of Joshua Jokela of 
Malcolm Writesonlife 
* InthelLS.S.R. / 

Editor's Note: .We take a 
great deal- of pleasure In pass* 
ing on- to' our readers a letter 
to Joshua Jokela>of Malcolm 
from his slsterySelma McCone 
ot Kontupohja, 'Sovjet Russia. 
In- sending^ua the letter, for- 
; publication, Mr. Jokela states 
'' . that he will be glad" to for- 
ward inquiries on conditions in/y 
Jlussia to his sister for reply 
,^in future letters. 1 Th'e letter- 
follows: S ■ 

Dear brother Jospua: 

I -am -well able to answer your 
question a'bouf the treatment of 
prisoners, since I have had the op - 
portunifcy to. see it last summer 
and this winter. There* have been 
and still are a number of groups 
tt prisoners working here in Kon- 
b*potLJa. They work like free men;' 
along with free men, with the x ex' 
jception that they have a warden 
with them (one of themselves) and 
that they are not allowed ^to leave 
•r go any place away from Kontu- 
- pohja alone. They bre 'grouped to- 
gether according to' their crime, i. 
, e. pickpockets axej in one group, 
■Murderers in another, etc. There 
have l>een prisoners of all kinds 
kefe. The wardens of the most, 
ia*gerous kind are equipped with 
military clothing ; and weapons. 
Some groups hare only a foreman 
mC their own in civilian clothes to 
wetch over .them. 

lUsually a criminal (for more 

«c4ous crimes/such as- murder, 

ecoploiting labor, forgery, etc) 

sent to worX far away from honW 

-Hie prisoners we have here ..are 

trbm southern Russia. There/have 

keen -groups of prisoners here that 

feave toeen awarded prizes4or good! 

woirfc. And some individual pris- 

•ners have been given'money priz* 

' -ea and some have -been sent to 

"* aanitoriums or ^est homes for a 

month or* more.- '| And when a per- 

sotl is 'sent from here to Crimea 

* tat instance, to | rest for a montx 

i*. one of the jbeautlfil resorts 

there, it costs the state no less 

. -tfeaxx one thousand roubles. 

For minor crimes a person is al- 
: lowed to work in his home local- 
— 4ty, or in his regular place of work, 
lecelving only a certain percent- 
_*€e of his wage's, the rest of the 
wageB going to the state. This hap 
■tens to people who eet drunk and 
fight among themselves, or resist 
the militia (police). 

In large towns and cities there 
«re street militia to, regulate traf- 
fic, but in the country it is not yet 
necessary since i there are not en _ 
rugh automobiles. ; But there is 
a-road- construction and repaij; de- 
partment in every \ locality --tthat 
keeps the roads in condition .and 
-Tjuilds new uads. 

Such cri»intais that have been 
fwmd guiltySof treason, of plotting 
$o over thro* the Soviet govern- 
ment, and who have used their po- 
sition in trading merchandise to 
line their . own pockets with the 
proceeds from state goods, toy sell- 
-ing elsewhere, food and clothing 
that "should -have gone to. workers 
for 1 a certain fixed price Perhaps 
you heard of the big case some 
-tfiree years ago'. of aswindle'on a 
large scale, where some foreign-. 
-era (Englishmen) were ■ involved. 
iA number of Soviet citizens, the 
ringleaders in the swindle, receiv- 
ed the supreme 


: punishment. Their 
Wames were published-in the pap- 

Ton want to know hpw much we 
have progressed In the production 
and distribution of food. To that 
.1 can say. thatj the plans for last 
year's production in most lines 
were exceeded jto a large extent; 
"Th- first of last October all food" 
"rationing and special privileges to 
" the foreigners were abolished. All 
the stores were supplied with all 
"kinds of food materials and the 
prices cut down. Since that time 

there has been two more price cati- 
on food stuff. The price of clotn- 
in^has also gone down, whllemore 
ajm more goods nil the shelves in 
.the, stores. / ' -._ 

Of course, the .prices are high 
yet,, but as time .goes on- we can 
expect, price cuwseveral times , in 
the year. And the same time aa 
price cutting^haa been going on, 
the^ waiges^have been considerably 
raised, in .many lines of work. It 
is rumored that a general raise of 
wages will come into effect "this, 
month, tout I do not know if it is' 
-•so or not. But cutting the prices 
of goods we buy, raises the/wages 
in itself. " r _/ 

Now my sons have both been re- 
ceiving a monthly wage of 260 
roubles. Victor had some over 
work all summer'lonB, so he- earn- 
ed, some over/300 roubles each 
summer month, up to November. 
He is now> having a two weeks va- 
cation, ^.with "full wages paid for 
the time. ■» 

If 1i worker gets sick, and Is at- 
tended by a physician, (doctors, 
and hospitals are free) he is paid 
according- to what his ■ wages Jare. 
If the worker is a member^of his 
trade union' and. is an. "udarnick*' — 
having made an agreement to -work 
diligently, and has lived up to his 
agreement — the worker receives, 
full wages during his time of^ickr 
ness. If not an' udarnick then>the 
worker is paid two thirds, of^r^gu-' 
lar wages, and if not 'a^member of 
trade union, theji thexworker re- 
ceives only one hatfpof -his or her 
wages while sicJC/^But in- every. 
Instance the worker need not wor- 
ry. There i& always some money 
coming.; Ma heed of saving mon- 
ey for/Old age' or sickness.,.."' \ 

Ypfr ask'^ahoul the kulaks^— 
farmersVho have exploited labor* 
•and who do not want to recognize 
the soviet Phut of collective farm- 
ing and abolishing individual own- 
ership counter-revolutionists, who 
would be easily .enlisted against 
soviet government). I can . say, 
that their economic power has 
gone forever. No more are they 
able to. Cause food shortage, no 
more than the individual merch- 
ants, for they- too have passed in- 
to history. {The property of the ku- 
laks has been confiscated, the ku- 
laks themselves have "been sent to 
work in some distant locality as 
wage earners and many of them 
have become trusted , members of 
the. proletariat* and* have "been giv- 
en the right to vote and other 
rights of a citizen on the soviet 
union. But all of them, the old 
people, never change, so they are 
kept within bounds. You - know 
kulaks, private merchants, minis- 
ters, priests and other servants. of 
the church and idiots have no rigb* 
to vote here. . f 

You . want to know how- much 
intoxicating drinks? are UBed here. 
Votka and all kinds of wines are 
sold in- every grocery store here. 
There are ho saloons in Kontu- 
pohja, that I know of. But it is 
a surprising fact, ,that as & his- 
torically noted drunken race as 
the Russians were, that nowadays 
very few drunken people are seen 
on the streets. ,'And when one 
does see them,. they are not always 
Russians or native Karelian tout 
more often the drunks are foreign 
workers who came, here from Am- 
erica or Finland". 

It will not be at all surprising 
if in the near future, when food 
and . especially fruit and soft 
drinksare plentiful, that the soviet 
government will stop selling In- 
toxicating drinks altogether — that 
is when the time' is ripe, so there 
will be no' more moonshine ■brew- 
ing on a large scale, and when it 
will be possible to keep the moon* 
shine ;brewers In check. - 
. If lihere is anything else you 
wish to ask. or anyone" else wants 
to ask. I will try to answer. 
■ As these sheets are "becoming to 
many for" one letter I must stop 
now and write on the backs of 
these more personal matters in 
Finnish, that! you' all can read. 

/-Best regards and" good wishes for 
the New Year to all the Malcolm 
and Grygla people. 

i Selma McCone. 

r ilwaukee— "I do not recognise 
^your organization aa other than an 
unresponsible, anti-social, anti-lab- 
or, inefarious group capable only 
of destruction," was the way Henry 
Orl, Jt, president of thte- Wiscon- 
sin Federation of Labor, character- 
ized the Beaver Dam Law and Or- 
der League, which last Week forc- 
ed Earl Marks, vice-p"residtent, In- 
ternationat -Holder's Union, and 
Larry Cullen, national; organizer 
for ■ the molders, to leave town 
while being menaced by a mob. 
/Ohl went to Beavsr Dam immedi 
'ately after the occurance to 'con- 
fer with -local labor officials. The 
state executive council of the fed- 
eration is now voting : by. mail 
-whether or not to transfer' the 
state convention from Beaver Dam 
to some otber city. 




isolated cases in which commdi- Il7«MW0 . vbtes In .California, are ihe 
ties did not. get, aa good service^ rstates.tnat should be carried in 
from the Highway department as- ',1936 for the rieV j>arty. Anything 
we would like to have givfcn themJ* can happen *y next .November. We 
\ , '-— ; ~ * V Way winiin 1936 and will certain- 

National F-L tarty For \ '^J^w* rf L^t 
[ 1936 Predicts Waiimns) ■^&^.£&&$i 

■■ ri — that President Roosevelt can ex- 

. i "A national Farmer Labor par- ipeet little or no support from lib- 
tTi must be 'launched in 1936 ra- Wals and radicals In those areas 
ther than : in 1940J is the decision Uq the next election. \ . ' * , 
i "In Oklahoma our Federation 

Storms Just Passed 
Cost Sftte $800,000 
For Show Plowing 

It has -cost the\ state highway 
department approximately $800,000 
to keep its 11,000 mile trunk high- 
way system open to traffic during 
the,almpst 'continuous storm condi- 
tion {of the past three \and half 
^■eeks, • according to an\ estimate 
made by N. W-'EIsberg, staje high- 
way ^commissioner. - 

"With ^400 state plows ami 100 
I ented- emergency trucks and trac- 
tors i going day "and night mos\ of 
the time 'since late in January, 
expense has been, a severe strai 
on highway maintenance fundB 1 
Mr. Elstterg said. 
'. "With the 500 units all in oper- 
ation, the cost runs up to $2,000 an 
hour; Much of the time the plows 
have! worked 20 hours a day. For 
every such day, the cost is $40,000. 
These figures are based on an av* 
erage total cost of $4 an hour per 
unit ioperated. The lighter trucks 
cost less than this, but the average 
is brought lip by Jhe heavy equip- 
ment and rotaries. The cost in- 
cludes labor as' well as machinlery 

■ "Out- snow fighting expense 
far this winter- is hv-the neighbor- 
hood of fl.OOO.OOOT which comes 
out of a total jnaintenance budget 
for the year^of only ?6^00,000._ i Our 
total snow-expense last winter vwas 
about $900,000. ■* ; / / x 

■ ^If^ttie highway department had 
notfought to keep the trunks o>en, 
drawing 'heavily on malntenence 
funds to do so.^tb'ere undoubtedly 
would have ibeen general disrup- 
tion of business and economic life 
throughout' the state and wide- 
spread suffering. " Without open 
highways, the Twin Cities and oth- 
er ^cities would have been cut off 
from milk supplies and the smaller 
towns would have run short of food 
and other, necessities. 
- '"This- emergency illustrates the 
danger ,of cutting down highway 
revenues below levels which experl 
ence has taught us are'safe. ! There 
must be a margin of funds over 
andv above routine necessities -to 
meet unpredictable (emergencies 
such as winter stormsland summed, 
floods. Any serious, crippling of- 
the trunk system would mean fa- 
mine for hundreds of thousands of 
persons if continued for more than 
'a few days at a time: 

"E\fen with all that was spent 
in the past month, there were still 

of our national committee beaded 
by Congressman Thomas R. Amlie 
of Wisconsin at its recent meeting 
in Washington,- Di C.,!* declares 
Howard Y. Williams, national or- 
ganizer of the Farmer Labor Pol- 
itical Federation, who has Just re- 
turned to St, Paul from the meet- 
ing* of the national committee and 
a month's organizing and speaking 
trip in eastern states. 
I "We believe that the policies of 
President Roosevelt will * fail ' In 
the period of 1936-40. We must 
have a well organized Farmer La- 
bor party on the national scene 
by 1940 to prevent -black. Republic- 
anism from coming into power in 
1940. That would mean fascism, 
for the Republicans would fail as 
completely as the Democrats are 
going to fail, because neither par- 
ty has any program beyondvlini- 
ment and bandages for the dy(ng 
profit system. Only a new party 
committed to pffjduction for use 
rather than profit; the economy of 
abundance 'rather; than scarcity, 
national social planning in place 
of rank competition and thegear- 
ing up of farms land factories to' 
full production cajn meet this cris- 
is, - We must organize in the states 
and strike for victory in 1936. 

"After an interview with Senator 
Gerald Pj Nye of: North Dakota, I 
am . quite confident that he would 
(Ccept the nomination for the pre- 
lency if he were dratted by are- 
ientative new party convention. 
Con v gressman Thomas R. Amlie of 
Wisqpnsin and Ernest Lundeen of. 
Minnesota, are possibilities- lor vice 
-preskTebtfal candidates. 

"The farmer Labor party of 
Minnesota, and the Progressive 
party of Wisconsin should take 
the lead in\the calling of the na- 
tional convention. Interviews 
with' NormanX Thomas and Louis 
Waldman of the" : Socialist party 
and other progressive leaders con- 
vince" me that they would welcome 
such a move and cooperate fully in 
the campaign. ■ \ 

"We now" plan theV national con- 
vention for late June\dr early Ju- 
"ly. We believe that at\Ieast seven 
of the nine Corigressmeii in Min'ne- 
sotai can be elected on the Ftacmer 
Labor ticket and probably, the full 
nine. With the two Senatbrs that 
will give -us "a delegation ofNten or 
eleven. In Wisconsin we can el- 
ect at least nine.^and probahlkthe 
full ten Congressmen, on the Oiird* 
party ticket which' withxthe Senat- 
or will jrfye us-ten or eleven there, 
We are convinced that we ^an in- 
crease the number 'over the coun- 
try to at least " thirty Congress" 
men. If the Guffey Coal Bill, the 
"Wagner Labor Relations Bill and 
the Social Security [Bill are declar- 
ed unconstitutional 'and the admin- 
istration make no determined fight 
for a Workers Rights Amendment 
to the Constitution, we may run 
the number up to seventy five con- 
gressmen and in | an even race 'be- 
tween Republicans and Democrats 
hold the balance of power in the 
next- Congress. . j 

"Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, 
Washington, Oklahoma, at least 

haswoh the endorsement of the 
powerful : Veterans of Industry, re- 
presenting 200,000 voters], and has 
the pledge of that group to .inde- 
pendent political action.! in' that 
state. . Similar developments are 
constantly taking place I .through; 
out the country. .[■' 

"The signlfiicahce of this revolt 
against Roosevelt ' is -1 that the 
people are demanding [something 
more than the scarcity system the 

tlonably the Eighteenth' Amend- 
ment has benefited the schools be- 
yond measure." 

The Associated Press polled the 
college presidents of the nation on 
the results of the dry law in the 
Institutions of higher learning. All 
but 18 of 265 reported conditions 
Improved. The Parent-Teacher As: 
sociation puoHshed a list of- ten 
beneflts which prohibition had 
brought, most of which were help- 
ful to the schools and school life. 
Then came repeal with the tragic 
slump in attendance. 

Can a nation sell its children for 
revenue and survive? 

present Administration 

tempted to preserve. Tt ey are de- 
manding the . (Tight to g standaiid 
of living -equal to the productive 
capacity^ of the country, and *re 
unwilling to continue t> support 
the organized! sabotage cf our pro- 
ductive efficiency." » 

Mr. Williams reports biOBt en- ! 
couragihg\me'etings and confer- 
ences in tji£. East with state parr 
ties in process of organization in 
Massachusetts,^ "Vermont, New 
York, New v Jersey, Connecticut, 
West Virginia^ and Kentucky. 

has at- 

Farni Bureau Seeks New 
Laws to Protect Prices 

Plaques to be Awarded; 
In StateSafety Work 

■ — . ' ;.'i . 

Representatives of all city [ sad 
county public safety committees - 
will *>e Invited to attend the din- 
ner in the Hotel Lowry, St. Pani, 
April .14, when plaques are present- 
ed to the winners of the 1935 Min- 
nesota traffic safety contest. 

The award committee for' tfae 
contest Is headed fcy W. W. Blsberg, 
state highway commissioner/ aa 
chair m a n , according to an an- 
nouncement by A, V. Rohweder of 

DuIUth. i. |;i 

$169,291 TO STATE FOOTlS 

JTh^re Are Reasons 

I r*or Onr Growing Popularity 


1 • Rugged financial Strength— "A : ExcelIent 
jl Rating by' Best's Insurance Guide, 1934. 

• Im.mediate Claims Service, anywhere through- 
out TJ. S. and Canada. 

• 23 Branch Offices, 425 JDistrict Offices, 2200 
Resident Agents, operating in 14 states: 

- Investigate Our "Friendly Service" 
It Will Save You Money— You Will Like It! 

Farmers' Automobile 
inter. /^Insurance exchange 

Tear ontthis; ad — write your; name and address 
oh the 'margin and mail it in for full details on 
/V h'ow / rauch you can save. x ^ 
/; V' District Manager 

. • /Thief Biver Falls, Minnesota 


Basement Citizens State Bank 

illuatrations are actual pnotographs of a car 
brought to our shop for repairs. 

Upper Left shows the car as it was. brought 
in. Lower Right shows the SAME CAR as it left 
our shop, 

We are prepared to make any repairs, big 
or small, efficiently and quickly. O.urj workmen 
are well trained and long experienced in the art 
of repairing or rebuilding damaged anto bodies, 
fenders; tops and-glass work. They are also pre- 
pared to bifer you the best in auto painting and 
finishing.. Have your car repaired and recondi- . 
tipned now for spring. driving. j .'■.'■ 


' 'Our Reuouble Rites Will Surprue and PleaM tsa 
' Body, Fender and Top Repair* ExpertlyiMade 

Painting arid Glass Wjork 

Wieneij Body and Fender ! Works 

'!! 118 North Main Ave. ] ', i 
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 
Phone 199 ! 

Gains in School 
Attendance Slump f 

By IV; G. Caldenyood 

ThQ> attendance 'in the "public- 
schools of the United States in- 
creased! 94,999 per year for the 
years 1M.7-X918. Then came an 
epochal, jump' and the average an- 
nual increase shot: up to 507,942 
for the twelve years beginning with 
1921 . That was morel than four 
times ., the previous 'attendance 
growth. [ " , 

Then- came an epochal slump in 
1933*34 as compared with 1932. 
The annual increase. Cell to only 
161,423, or less than or^third the 
average growth that had prevailed 
during the 12 preceding! years. 

■ The startling increase in public 
school attendance , beginning -In 
1921 followed Immediately upon 
the adoption of national prohibi- 
tion, and the slump followed im- 
mediately upon repeal, i Educators 
generally credited prohibition with 
the sharp rise that followed the 
ten on alcohol. "J. W. Crabtree, 
General ^ecreatry of the National 
^Education Association, made a na- 
tion-wide survey under direction of 
the Federal government, .covering 
juvenile delinquency; .drinking and 
drunkenness in the homes and by 
the school children, lining condi- 
tions, and similar problems which 
^influence school attendance and 

discipline. His" exhaustive report 
iches this conclusion:' , • 
Tonditions in the schools are 
mucii better than in 1920 with re- 
specMwth to drinking and to" gen 
eral behavior. This is doubly sig- 
nificant\in view, pf the fact tliat 
;high school enrollment has grown 
sinc& 1920 from two million to 
more 4han\five million students — 

an achievement unpatalleled'-in any 
country in all. history! - Unques- 

, Presenting the case, of the 100,- 
939 . Minnesota farmers whose' pro- 
duction planB and economic status 
was upset by the. adverse AAA de- 
cision, the Farm Bureau is work- 
ing through its national office for 
immediate passage of new surplus 
control legislation. The Farm Bu- 
reau's Washington representative, 
Chester Gray, believes that th& hill 
now in the legislative hopper, pro- 
viding for adjusted production thru 
a soil conservation program, will 
meet the test-.of constitutionality 
and do' the job the AAA was do-. 
ing when it was outlawed by the 
high court. Federal grants to 
those practicing soil conservation 
will replace contract payments un 
.der the proposed new act. *• 

i Passage of new price-protecting 
legislation's doomed b> ;th& Farm 
Bureau to be , of greatest import- 
ance of the eighteen projects upon 
which it. is now actively engaged. 
Point. 2 In its February prpj-ram 
is its fight for retention by ■ the 
government of the .processing; taxes 
now hfeld in escrow. Holding that 
processors are not entitled to the 
money, . the Farm Bureau urges 
that it he retained by the govern-, 
ment and through legislative en- 
actment assigned "'to agricultural 
pnxposeer — Immediate payment of 
AAA contract\)bligations was de- 
manded. "" 

The Farm Bureau's views on 
these subjects also are held by the 
corn-hog and wheat" committeemen 
of Minnesota, who at! a. meeting In 
St Paul on Feb. 18 went on record 
urging (he' above] points. 

.Other points on the Farm Bur- 
eau's current program seek con- 
tinuance- of the' -Wheeler, amend- 
ment for at least 2 more jears (3% 
per cent on .farm mortgages in 
F. C A. with farmer control of F. 
C. A.) rural electrification pro- 
gram, farm to market roads, 
managed -currency, regulation of 
commodity exchanges, consumer 
protection against excessive indus- 
trial tariffs, reciprocal trade agree- 
ments, providing for exchanging 
agricultural -products for Imported 
industrial goods, retention in TJ. S- 
department of agriculture of all 
agencies related to. agriculture, 
farm tenant loans in F .C. A;, .soil 
erosion- .-control and reforestation, 
adequate appropriptions for voca- 
tion education, appropriation for 
next convention of " International 
'Farm Women of the World, food 
and drug- amendments, neutrality 
and world peace- support pf the 
qonstitutidn as set forth in annual 

The Minnesota highway patrol . 
was instrumental in adding f lfid r - 
291 to the state revenues in 1935, 
according to the annual report of 
Chief John P. Arnoldy. ' Of tiie, 
5122,852 waa collected in, license 
corrections, and ' $46,439 ih fines. 
.The patrol traveled 3,031,975 miles, 
by automobile and. motorcycle,! last 
year, th& report reveals, and-; aid- 
ed 1,088,602 motorists on the state's 
.highways. Patrolmen warned 148,- . 
671 motorists of various minor) traf ' 
fie violations, tagged 33,475 for il- 
legal equipment and 7,948 fori op- 
eration with improper licenses and 
arrested 4,923.' 


S t a.'t i o n Agents for 
WNAX Gasoline and Oil 
Products in Pennington 
and Marshall Counties. 

offer' the,agent 

A reasonable margin of ' 
Drefit. One of the finest . 
motor faels obtainable. 
Products that will satis- 
fy your" customers slid' ', 
kee> right on satisfying 
them.-WNAX gives 
them : quicker, starting, 
more mileB per gallon, 
and a much cleaner mo- 
tor.— A gasoline that is' 
truthfully an economy 
fuel. The farmer likes it 
because it is made par- ■ 
tfally from his products, 
which of course is bound 
to give him better mar-^ 
kef. conditions for>hia 
products if used-rexten- . 
sively.— Gall or write 


. Fair Priee Service Statioq 
Thief Biver Falls, Minnesota < 


■\ .i Are: Advancing ,■ i. i, 

Regardless of several. price increases in harness leather since last fall; we 
will sell harness at slii prices while our present supply of leather lasts. We 
manufacture the harness here and guarantee satisfaction withevery pair 
so'ld^Best 6ak-}tanned leather used. 

:■ | rt vj> :'yt'y.^,t/ ; -\i^ -<t: . 


Tri-Coiirity Forum 

A Continuation of the Thief Rirer Fillt Forum 



Published J3ach Thursday by the 

(A>Cb-operative Institution) 
.*(JJttaeng .Stat* Bonk BIdg.. 
/Thief Hirer Falls, Minnesota 


y Otto Benin, President 

.1 .W. Stewart, 1st Yice Pres. J. T. Hoffman 

Hefa Fore, 2nd, Vice Pres. .Carl B. Anderson 

Seiner Halland, Secretary; Arrid "Wickstrora 

Cart Swanson, Treasurer ! * Arthur Tanem 


R. M. Aalbu : .'....<(..., Editor j 

I\ H. Nickeson .., ;,.:.. .Business Manager 

Hilver Johnson }".'..' '. Society 

Subscription. $1.50 per year in the United States 

Bartered as second-class matter, April 27, 1332, at 
the post office at' Thief River Palls, Minnesota, 
under Act of Congress of March 3, 1897. 

Advertising rate card upon request. 


, By B. M. AALBU , < v 

are getting well merited recognition. Ben C, Hag* 
' glund, who atarted his Views, and Reviews in .the 
riorum a little over a year ago and EL C Stengelson, 
our' Washington Commentator^ who started his 
newspaper work writing for the Forum about, three 
months- ago, are finding a market for their articles 
with other liberal papers. . 

We have received several letters recently com- 
menting favorably on the work of these two! writ- 
ers, and hope that their articles may be syndicated 
in the near future, so that more people may have 
the opportunity of enjoying their work. 


An article. by Calvin Fv'Schmid, assistant pro 
^lessor of sociology at the' university of Minnesota,- 
in the Minneapolis Star of Saturday, February^lSth 
casts a light upon the crime situation which would 
indicate that those who have attempted to blacken 
the reputation of Minnesota, and Minneapolis, In 
'particular, have done, so in a dirty effort to be- 
smirch the state administration in the eyes of our 
citizens. , . : 

The article, based upon j statistics covering the 
period of three years 1932 to 1934 inclusive places 
Minneapolis in ,24th place 1 among thirty of the coun- 
try's largest cities. Houston, Texas, according to 
the ta*le,. led the country's large cities with 24 mur: 
ders for every 100,000 population. Strang© .as/it 
may* seem to many, the city of Washington, D. C, is 
in second place with 23 per ; 100,00ft, Chicago is in 
ninth- place with 13 and a fraction, Minneapolis jin 
24th place with 6 and Milwaukee in 30th place with 
" 2.4 per 100,000. . \ " 

The state of "Minnesota,'' as a whole, according 
to the statistics* "has one of the^lowest homicide rat'ea 
in the entire dnion, being in among the 
states. % . • ' 

The article is interesting because it shows ra- 
ther conclusively that certain interests have been 
willing to stoop to besmirching their state for pol 
Nitkal reasons. However, ■ the crime situation "is al- 
arming in Minnesota as elsewhere in the. United 
States, so that while we may Justly resent the ef^ 
forts to besmirch us, it still behooves every citizen 
to look seriously into the situation. A comparison 
^ with other countries should arouse us to the grave- 
"ness of the 'problem. 

\Thus we find that in the Netherlands during the 
five year period from 1926 to 1930 there were on the 
average .only three homicides for every million pop- 
ulation. The rate in the United States is 29 times 
asyhigh. Ih^comparison to England, Wales and 
Scotland our rate is 18 times as high. 

Our conclusions may be wrong, of course, but it 
•strikes us as significant that the European countries 
■' which have the lowest crime rate are those where 
unemployment and want are the least prevalent. In 
our own country whereNmemployment and relief is 
most prevalent we lead the earth's civilized nations 
in crime. It is also significant that for the country 
as a whole there has been a N continual increase in 
crime since 1900 Just as there has been a consist- 
ent increase in unemployment' duringxthat period. A 
study of the record would indicate tha£ the crim? 
increase has/fluctuated" with the unemployment in- 
crease./'/ ' X, 

^.ReEecring again to the article quoted above, we 
find that "In all large American cities, murder tends 
to concentrate in certain areas. These sectipns 
usually . coincide with the so-called slums, where 
*vice, suicide, delinquency, had housing and poverty 
are prevalent." In Minneapolis, 'Hobohemia— the 
area of homeless men — arid the near North side 
where most of the negroes live,', have the highest 
rates." • . i 

The above quotation would seem to bear out our 
contention that poverty and unemployment 'breeds 
crime and murder. That being jthe case, our atten 
tions should be given to the elimination of those 
conditions which make for crime. It is worthy of 
note, that the individuals that have besmirched' the 
slate administration and intimated that it is 
league with murderers, racketeers and rum-runners 
are the very same that have! opposed every effort 
that the administration has made to equalize the 
social status, abolish 'unemployment, foster educa- 
tion and relieve poverty and want. . Our first step in 
eradicating crime -would seeni to be to eliminate 
from government'those who oppose progress. 


•The loose charges of graft and Inefficiency 
which have been hurled at the state highway de- 
partment o.uring the last -several years should be 
pretty well disproved by the dispatch with which our 
trunk highways have been cleared after the, severe 
storms arid heavy snows during the past ■ three 

Personnel and equipment have shown a stam- 
ina and reserve power that just could not go hand 
in hand with .graft and Inefficiency. Minnesotans 
have just cause to be proud of their highway de- 


It is worthy of note that the only publications 
in the 65th. district to take exception to the govern- 
or's reference to Waldal as "a bucolic' statesman 
from the^ upper Hinterland" are those which spon- 
sored his candidacy. They are writhing under the 
whip, whereas the rest of us are taking the rebuke 
with the' best possible grace since it was well de- 
served. After all, in view of the splendid record 
the 65th district has hung np» in the past, the gov- 
ernor had a- right to expect better of us. • i 
We. should heed the advice of the Minnesota 
leader when It says that, "the voters of the 66th 
district would do well to see that Waldal o r men 
. I of- his ilk do not get enough votes at the next elec- 
tion to come within the larceny zone." ! 


The Forum takes some pride in the fact that it 

i has introduced to the public' 

two new writers who 


Page three of the Minneapolis Tribune of Sat- 
urday,. February 15, 1936; A picture of three child- 
ren captioned "They're Thawed Out Now" and un- 
derneath the picture; "A warm stove brought cheer 
late Friday to-;;these three Minneapolis ; children, 
Goldie May^-6; 'Joseph, 6; and Gloria Vincent, 7, of 
1107 Eighth^treet south. Lacking warm, winter 
clothing, they \et out for school with the mercury 
at ,.—19. Two blocks from home : the bitter wind 
numbed- them. They, huddled.' together, clasped 
'hands to keep up their courage. Passersby found 
themxin a corner, doorway, took them to a cafe. They 
spent Friday huddled around the stove ' at home. 
Their father, Joseph Vincent, is unemployed." 

/ ' ' < \. . EXHIBIT "B'* -,' I 

. Salaries paidjjy large industries made public in, 
a report to congress by. the treasury departments 
president of the Archer-Daniels-Midland loompany, 
St. Paul, 549,999^92; president. First National Bmv 
and Trust" company^of Minneapolis, $40,000$ presl 
dent, Great Northern -Rv. R. company, St. Paul, ?60,- 

^000; president. S. S. Kresge.Co.', x tl07,Oo6; vice presi 
dent, $106,365; treasurer, ?i07.000;;<"F. W. Wool- 
wortt Co.. president, ?337,479*^prudentialj Life Ins. 

s Co.yi>resident, $100,000; seven'managers each from 
$107,000 to $146,849. The list contains the|nam4 of 
one^tjundred and sixty executives whose 'combined 
salari'es^would provide an annual income! of $1,000 
for sixteen thousand families. 


(Hastings Gazette) | 

The hammer and' tongs style of handling the 
Chicago newspaper publisher by 'Governor Olson' 
wilj be especially approved' of by those people who 
fell victims of amoebic, dysentry , (variously called 
"tropic sickness" or "fever" or Java disease). ,while 
attending the World's fair at .Chicago in late sum- 
mer of 1933. ! ■ )' 

One of the, victims is right here in" Hastings, a 
prominent business, man of this city,, who; attended 
a dinner at a Chicago hotel while'there and-at which 
dinner many people were given the dreadfu'l disease, 
some of them dying of the attack. / ! 

The infection to this Hastings business man 
came some two weeks AFTER it was discovered that 
the disease, was prevalent in Chicago, perhaps' in the 
very hotel in which the Hastings, man so nearly es- 
caped death. -/ j 
\ Now we may go back and see What happened to 
_this story in the columns ,of the Chicago Tribune. It 
was hushed up (we all know; tha^ now) by bol. Rob 
ert McCormick, so Gov. Olson states, who prevailed 
upon other papers to follow the lead of thej Tribune, 
which lays claim to be the "World's Greatest News- 
paper." V /- [' 

But the ''greatest newspaper" apparently had 
no trouble in suppressing news of the world's great- 
est disease and thus it Is'that Governor Olson lays 
the ;whip on the publisher of the Chicago newspaper 
for failing to warn people about the terrible scourge, 
the .Governor saying that the Chicago publisher **is 
morally responsible forthe deaths of many persons." 
"McCormick suppressed the truth because the rot^ 
ten dollars to be made from the fa'ir were more 
precious to him than the lives of innocent people 
who^could have been warned." / ; 

And then thfe Governor lays on the whip again 
In saying "If he (the Chicago publisher) has a con- 
science, it should be crawling with dysentery germs." 

The occasion for the Governor rousing himself 
from his sipk bed at Rochester was the statement 
made by McCormick the preceding^ Friday night to 
daily newspaper publishers meeting in Ohio, in 
which the^ Chicago man said, "The governor of Min- 
nesota-has lent aid and assistance to gangland in its 
campaign of murdering editors and all who cross 
its path." 

Of course, we In Minnesota know that such 
statements are wild and wooly, and those wh know 
McCormick's brand of politics will understand much 
mpre than -what even Governor Olson said about it 
all. We might even agree with the vigorous Gov- 
ernor when he said that if a list of the "most in- 
famous persons in the United States was compiled, 
Bertie McCormick would be at or near the top.' 

The Case for the Farmers' Union 

By Charles D. Eg»y, Xgr. 

Farmers Union Live Stock Com 
. mission, So. St. PanL Minn, and 
\ : ' W. Fargo, N. D. ;.' 

Very . frequently in ~iny travels 
throughout the country farmers 
say to irie: "Why are there so many, 
(different cooperatives I competing- 
with each, other and soliciting our. 
support and •business? Why don't 
you leaders of the different coop- 
eratives get together and cooper- 
ate? How do you expect us farm- 
ers to cooperate when you, our 
leaders, don't cooperate!?" j 

"In the live stock business, for 
instance, we have several coopera- 
tive live stock commission firms 
on ; the various; terminal markets 
soliciting the farmers* hive stock 
shipments. In the grain! too, there 
are several- regional cooperatives 
soliciting the farmers' support, ev 
en though they all sell-through the 
Farmers National Grain Corpora- 
tion, i And in the distribution of 
gas and qil, etc., there, , too. are 
several cooperative organizations 
competing with each other solicit- 
ing the fariners' support.' 

"All of-you claim tp be coopera- 
tives. J' All of you clairii to be work- 
ing for- the benefit of the farmers. 1 
Then i why i don't you leaders coop- 
erate?" /,. . [ T 

I say that's a'fair'qitestion. It 
deserves the serious consideration 
of air interested in the building of 
a social order where Justice and 
equity -will prevail. On the face 
of it, to have these various cooper- 
atives^ competing with each other 
does look inconsistent with what 
their leaders - preach. ' j However, 
, after getting into the subject and 
considering it from all angles the 
reasons for this apparent inconsis- 
tency i become simple, and again 
the/ solution/ of the problem will 
rest with the exploited ! classes— 
the farmers and workers. No one 
is going to solve this problem for 
them.; behooves" |them to 
study these questions. support- 
those organizations that! have a 
program whichwjll do the lob, arid 
drop the others, which" is the only 
way you can get them together. 

Now why so many different com- 
peting cooperatives in the .same 
field? I have frequently janswered 
it this way. Why a Democratic 
and a Republican Party? Both re- 
present the same capitalist sys- 
tem. Neither one of them, advo- 
cates the abolition, of theicapitalist 
system. Then why don't! they cet 
together, quit competing Vith each 
other, .as co-operatives are asked to 
do?" ■■ | 

Simply] because $hey have differ- 
ent programs; different plans thru 
which they .allege the [capitalist 
systrm.canibe made to work." One 
says if you do it my way, or our 
way, we can- enjoy a more abund- 
ant life. And the other says* "No, 
yoU must do it my way". And so- 
it] is with the, various Cooperatives 
c^ihpeting^th each other and so-i 
belting the farmers' supnort; they 
have different plans which they say 
mustybe followed to make cooper- 
ation work toward, the more abund- 
ant life; different roads which they 
say you. must take if you want to 
go to heaven. 

And so when youvconside'r the 
ouestion from. that angle you can 
divide cooperatives into: ! 

1.- Single commodity' organiza- 
tions. | ! 

2. Comprehensive, all-embrac- 
ing organizations. 
m A single commodity organization 
is one that handles one commodity 
only. A farmers' elevator, for in- 
stance. A livestock shipping assb 
piatloh. ' * (.Knifc- n :i .».!.•._ 

single commodity organisation 
y opinion, 1b all right as far as 
Ms, but it doesii't.go far en- 
jh.' A farmers' /elevator . will 
stoh the exploitation of the local, 
privately owned -eletutor operator. 
Alrvo stock -shipping association 
willl Btop the exploitation elf the 
• local live stock buyer. A bulk oil 
: station will stop . the exploitation* 
of the retail gas and oil dispenser. 
But farmers and workers aife ex-' 
ploited in a thousand other] ways 
whichiwill not beatoppediif J u ^ 
do is tp build single commodity co- 
operatives.: ! ! I - 
: VAU exploitation,': in my opinion, 
lytill not be abolished until the co- 
'Opera'tivemovement-is extended to 
where all (business, 'Collectively us- 
ed, is cooperatively owned and op- 
erated. The single- commodity co- 
operative, that is thoBe not affili- 
ated with any larger movement, do 
not so advocate. They do not teach 
this need, explain and defend it. 
They are self-satisfied in their own 
.position. The. business is good en- 
ough tfcb pay thjelr salaiies, ahdlpos 
sibly a little dividend to ; the pat- 
ron, and they do not see any gfeat- 
|er goal — the, establishment "'of a 
new economic system' 'where I ex- 
ploitation through private|profit is 
abolished. ' \\ ' . i i 
1 Before* the| exploited masses un- 
derstand that the problem \has not 
been solved byith© mere establish- 
ment of a farmers' elevator; a 1 - live 
stock ' shipping \ association, a 
creamery or bulk oil plant, or ev- 
en a cooperative Uye Btock selling 
agency on the\ iterminaii market; 
that these things*are all steps in 
the righj direction \but merely a 
beginning, there inust be" a 'compre- 
hensive educational program^!" 

And, therefore/thei Farmers' Un- 
ion builds locals where regular 
meetings are held and public ques- 
tions, economic and political,! dis- 
cussed, studied and attempts made 

vince all fair-mirided people that] • 
its program Is not only sound -but 
the only 'one that wiu do the Job 
of bruising the New Day where all 
can enjoy the abundance possible 
In this age, ; - •* 

By Gilbert A. Brattland 

Last, spring an early robin 
Just i back from his winter stay 
in Vacationland was happily 
hopping about on the newly 
sprouting grass. : He was con- 
tent; for the world was- all 
'peace, sunshine and happiness 
to him. Surely h e would-know. 

I walked close and asked him 
if he knew anything 'about the 
depression. He stopped, cock- 
ed his head to one side, looked 
at me inquiringly, then shook 
his head and hopped away dis- 
dainfully. How could he know? 

His world and ours are not 
the same. For him the earth 
was made only for use. - 


HALF OF 1936 

' A (bulk oil station. 

at correction. These locals I are 
then affiliated into County, state 
and- National organizations where 
larger groupp representing greater 
territory come together and do 
more discussing; studying andj lay- 
ing -plans- for. correctloh of t. the 
things that are wrong"with our so- 
cial order. . V - ' ■ ^ j 

Then "there 'is- the ^Junior work; 
our newspapers, our speakers, all 
a part of a comprehensive educa- 
tional program so that the exploit- 
ed classes may learn and discover 
why It is that those who produce 
the wealth have none, , and yrhat 
they might do about it, A single 
commodity organization does! not 
carry-j on that kind of work. No 
matter how sincere those connect- 
ed with single commodity organi- 
zations may be, their plans jwill 
not. correct what's wrong With so- 
ciety. ■'.■{-" 

The Farmers Union is th? onl; 
economic organization offering i 
comprehensive 1 program — 'educa 

Gr"and Forks, tf. D.— While many 
flour, mills iwere showing declines 
in sales and production the Stated 
mill of. North Dakota registered a 
substantial increase in the last 
quarter of 1935. according to a re- 
port just issued. j 

This 'state-owned enterprise effec 
lively answered the arguments, of 
foes of public; ownership, showing 
progress far ahead of comparable 
private enterprises by tripling its 
sales in. the last' half, of 1935 over 
the average for the same period to* 
the previous five years. 
>The mill sold 722,080 barrels of 
flour from July to' December" (in- 
iclusive) in 1936. as compared to'the 
five-year average of 267,038 -bar- 
rels for. the same six-month period. 

Production was' nearly doubled 
The mill turned out 497,101 bar- 
.rels in the last six months of 1936, 

Minute Sermon 

By i>r. Crawford Grais , 

One of the least happy traits 
in human nature is prejudice. 

The -word ^prejudice" mean* 
"Judgment before." 

Prejudice is something -we 
are certain about though we are 
not in possesion of all the facta. 

A* man was condemned* for 
being lazy and unconscionably 
slow. Iiater, those who conr 
demned him. discovered titla 
poor fellow afflicted with a dfe- 
ease which kept him from mov- 
ing fast." Some of his condenr 
ners were -big enough to apolo- 
gize for their prejudiced attr ; 
tude toward the man. 

All of us have our prejudices, 
they are as a standing army and 
navy- within our mind i! by which: 
we argue and defend our opin- 

There are racial, political, re- 
ligious, prejudices. 

Prejudice; is a bad poison pro ' 
ductive of no -good and' mveh 
harm. " " Better to examined 
cause for prejudice than to be 
Indifferent and let It be expres- 
sive. ;| 

' Sometimes an opinion Is re- 
tained when' it cannot be mainc 
talned. this Is likewise ',true of. 
prejudice. . ' . 


compared with the average of 3S5,- 
678 barrels for the same- perip* fa 
the,previous five yeare. 

An active sales drive,' in addition 
to ^extending the mill's sales ml 
North Dakota, South' Dakota, Min- 
nesota and WlBoonsin,- resulted ia 
establishing new accounts in tk« ; 
eastern market which have provid- 
ed contracts to carry the preseat 
full-time mill operation well info 
the spring of 1936,. according ta 
A. F. Bonzer, generalj. manager. : 

The Washington Commentator 

By E. C. Stengelson 

The Liggett Murder 

tional. legislative, national, mili- 
tant, class-conscious, which in! my 
opinion/, will bring about the^New 
Day where people, can enjoy an 
abundance instead of scarcity! We 
do not; believe, a single commodity 
.organization can do this job. I 

In time farmers will give jthis 
question their careful considera- 
tion. When. they do,, and make up 
their mind, ' they will ■ withdraw 
their-. sunport from those organiza- 
tions which offer no escape from 
explditatton as a whole. When jthat 
support is withdrawn that partic- 
ular cooperative will cease to func- 
tion, and' cooperators will have 
learned to cooperate. j 

The Farmers Union invites a 
careful study of its program,] be- 
heving that such a study will 


. [ By Ben C. Hagglund 


(Minneapolis Journal) * 

For years, skeptics have criticized foreign mis 
sion activity. They have pointed to the -baneful in- 
fluence of American exploiters wh have followed 
the I Christian missionary.- into supposedly "back- 
ward" countries. Such criticisms have run 1 all the 
way from the serious minded approach to'the prob- 
lem t as represented -by that well known work, Re- 
thinking Missions, to the comment- of the doubting 
layman, '|Isn't it peculiar that these "countries never 
send missionaries to convert us to the religion of 
their home land's?" 

That rather satirical question Is now ' to be 
answered in a most unusual way. A few Buddhist' 
missionaries have, in past years, come from the' Ori- 
ent, largely to work among their 'own kinsmen on 
America's western coast. Bnt now a noted' Japan- 
ese Christian has come to America for a tour on 
which he will fcring the Christian message |to what 
he terms "Hell America." j- 

The unusual visitor i B Toyohiko Kagawa, a 
former student at Princeton, a prophet from slums 
pf Kobe, described as the "Wesley of Japan!" Kaga- 
wa has won renown not only for his addresses and 
his books— he has published fifteen of them In all. 
His influence has grown In his homeland because of 
his leadership as. a practitioner- of the religion he 
teaches. He has applied Christian teachings in his 
lifelong work of emancipating the geisha and the 
Slower classes which' produced them;; he has shared- 
the lot of outcasts and has turned his quarters into 
a laboratory for .the study of the basic cause and 
enre of shims. . ^ , '• i 

Seven years ago, speaking in Tokyo to repre- 
sentatives of- Christianity, Buddhism and: Confucian- 
ism, Kagawa created an uproar by Baring: fflnsofar 
as religion has not developed an adequate criticism 
of and opposition to the mammoriimn of ' i modern 
civilization, there is some opium in it" Ttollowera 
of all religions in this country can probably well 
heatf some. of this doctrine, as It comas back to ns 
lntenslfled,'. across the PaciflCv. .' 

Sad Awakening 

.Idealists who used t/claim that 
two can live as cheaply as one, are 
now flnding-;out that even one cant 



Something About Truth ■ 

"What is! truth V said! jesting 
Pilate, land {would not stay for an 
answer;"— Sir Francis Bacon (sus- 
pected of writing Shakespeare's 
plays). ' j - - j ' ' 

"If an offence come out of trui 
bettor it Is rthat the offence co( 
than that the truth be conceal4di' 
— St. Jerome. I / I 

"Some people go througli the 
worldipquring out truth as "Siough 
it were essence of violets, i Where- 
as truth ought to be kept 'in a 
; small bottle with a red label and 
marked caution and used only un- 
der the direst necessity."-^ Arnold 
Bennett, J : ' » 

i Here we have the three view- 
•points.: ; St | Jerome's ioea . of "the 
truth until it hurts," Ampld Beii- 

21 « of " if " hnrts > "* h y ^to 

It? and Sir; Francis Bacon's "what 
difference does it make?"! ! - 

i After: all. we do not like 1 to hear 
truth if it encroaches upon' onr 
own pride; bnt it is a keen weapon 
to use against an adversary ".We 
are all vulnerable. The idea is to 
VXJH mnch tTnth M Possible ON 
ypim SIDE— then, to the battle 
and letjthe sparks fly! ' 

Some Tirnthj Abont Conqnest 
| The text quoted, the sermon be- 
gins. Japan and Italy, tw offend- 
ers of iinternaUonal peace, claim 
that their demand for more terri- 
tory is [based on an eveirgrowing 
population, yhich must find room 
for expansion!. >• ' ! 

let us take Jape,n flrst Now 
that Japan has Manchuria, an infc 
Mense territory with enough space 
to harbor five times the ipreserit 
population of the Ismnda of Japan 
.and not 1 be OTercrowded. she'onght 
•to be satisfied, but she isn't: Jap- 
^n reaches out for more aijd more 
until presenUy she will also have 
China and large chunks of) eastern 
Siberia, in the opinion df many 
students of Far Bast affairs. 

does Japan want the ihickly-settled 
portions of China? Surely there Is 
no room for expansion of Japan- 
ese population there. ,.-' i 

In 1306 over 800,00d,young Japan 
ese were killed off in a war with 
Russia, to win Korea for the "fath- 
erland", where 200,000 Jape how 
reside. There are over 100,000! Ja-' 
panese in the/state of California 
nlone. It seems a waste of Wood 
and money. / ' I >. 

Italy has' had similar experienc- 
es. Eritrea, a strip of territory 
along the Red Sea in Africa, [has 
belonged to, Italy for over a gen- 
eration, yet it ' is only .sparsely 
settled with Italians, despite Ithe 
fact that it lies' right alongside of 
Ethiopia, which Mussolini craves 
for his "starving millions". More- 
over, Eritrea has had the benefit 
of many years of .improvement and" 
has access 'to the sea, I 

Not so many years ago Musso- 
lini tried., by every means possible^ 
to get Italian motaers to make 1 in- 
cubators of themselves. Prizes 
went .to the most -prolific / The 
ohildless mother was all but I os- 
tracized. . Now he must fljnd room 
for his greatly increased popula- 
tion; so he sends them to warf on 
the Conquering Lion pf Judah, -per- 
haps in the hope that (like the 
.case, of Japan) 300,000 or so will 
■be killed off to make wretched pi- 
oneer homes for 200,000 others ' 

Thus the, blundering machine' of 
capitalism marches on, with only 
half-truth for an answer. 

/ — O— . ■> 

The Yalne of Talk 

WhenWUllam Qilette wasl a 
young,man he thought it woulibe 
a profitably . enterprise to take 
down, in shorthand, all that was 
said in a . high-class boarding 
house where, he stayed while study- 
ing stenography. The conversa- 
tionalists to whom he listened' 
were supposedly -educated; but 
Vyears IaterV he' confessed, r"I 
went over my notebooks, and found 
that in four months of -incessant 
conTersstion. no^ one had; said any- 
Av ' :,.that nuide^aniF dlfference^to 

Tj^Brenta are .maoe 
m«D who do" things. > 


,_ The Washington -papers ar© giv- 
ing considerable -space to the ac- 
cusations of Colonel Robert Mc- 
Cormick, publisher oi* the Chicago 
Tribune, made at Columbus the 
other day — thafc_ Governor Olson 
of Minnesota, is lending aid and 
assistance to gangland in murder^ 
ing editors and all Tvho cross its 
path. He- .mentioned the recent 
death of Walter Liggett as a spe- 
cific example. - - 


The Chicago colonel views Min- 
nesota and all its dark doings with 
apprehension and ; alarm.- The 
whole State, he avers. Is in : the 
grip of the ungodly" and the in- 
iquitous.' Anarchy and terrorism 
are rampant. 

One doesn't need either spec- 
tacles or ear trumpet to perceive 
that it is the scheming and desper- 
ate Farmer-Labbrites who are be- 
hind it all. It is thiB sinister ele- 
, ment which has -secured a strangle 
hold on Minnesota . Under their 
guidance, the ship of state 
scudding swiftly towards the 

— b — 

All Is not yet wholly lost, how- 
ever. Pb r there are a few noble- 
minded souls -who are resisting, 
tooth and claw. Specifically these 
are the newspapers' — the patriot- 
ic newspapers, that Is to say. .By 
Inference, 'one understands that 
these are, chiefly, the Minneapolis 
Tribune, the Minneapolis Journal 
the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the 
Duluth Evening Herald and other 
high-minded publications . . . Tn 
other wortis, the same staunch". Re- 
publican kind as the Chicago Trib- 
une itself *. . ■ 

They are "the only element, that 
Is still militant in this country and 
understands its duties!" says th° 

But there comes to mind a vague: 
recollection that on rare occas- 
ions, there have been law infrac- 
tions in the Colonel's own windy 
city of Chicago which- Were a trifle 
more serious than, 'for example. 

spitting on the: sidewalk. A glaifte 
at 1934 statistics indicates tfcit 
Chicago's homicide rata for that 
year was 14 per 100,000 popafe- 
taon as against j Minneapolte* 
slrghtlyoyer 8. ' ! - ■; 

With these figures in mind, the 
Colonel's ■ remarks concerning 
crime- conditions -in Minnesota be- 
•come at least mildiv amusing Un- : 
consciously one is 'reminded of 
that classical, outstanding ex- . 
ample of hypocrisy* . . ..the Phar- 
isee, who said: . . 

"I Thank thee, oh Lord, that T 
ani not like one of these!" 

— O — 

This commentator does not pr*- : 
fess to know whether any consid"- 
erable number of those who de- 
parted this life by" rioient meana 
In Chicago in 1934 were newspap- 
er editors. But if they took thek--' \ 
cue. from the Colonel's Chicago 
Tribunejand as cautiously refrain- 
ed from giving offense to Chica-. 
go's criminal element, one may •■ 
reasonably, assume 'that rial! ■ of? 
them are still hale and hearty 

— O— . 

At a meeting addressed bv 'noe' 
colonel at Columbus, there' was 
vehement denunciation of all suck' 
radicaland. of course, wholly «■-■' 
.American legislative devices as. 
the 30-hour week, the utilities con- ; 
trol law and the terms of the So- • 
cial Security Aqt ... all of whicfc 
are measures which have been ' 
Championed by. the same [liberal 
nominal element as the Farmer- 

It Is. after all, not strange that * , 
the colonel foams at the mobti. 
For. consider what th^ae hW not 
conceivably do to. bis fat banjfc ac- 
count. One suspects that the ,snn 
of his patriotism rises and sets in 
hlH nurse rather than in his heart. -<■■ 

Thinking .people will get only a 
Hugh out of.hjs silly accusations, 
weainst Governor Olson. Indeed". 
th°v will realize that In this par- 
ticular case, at least, the school- 
boy's definition of 'Colonel' was ■ 
verv apt, . . 

"Its the inside of a nut!" said 
the lad. i 

The Prison 


''«.' -^J^ 1 MW aM Ittan * ite ^niy v*Jls to heaven. And 

n eT J$J T- d , by IO ° iC ' 1 at ^ f atance ' *» tt^ =^d. "K i> 
the soode of sm. . I ■ , . 

_ And to them the *road sky and all the earth was fair to 

In i v^°' f0r ^ s ^? * arl ' r *"*» ^^^l^he^rdlhfolrds 
that had come hack from the south, and thU ^rttZZrJZ*j2yi 
was now warming the hearts ^liasS TaSfptant. stfn l whloh - 

_ But within the prison, .and behind its cola" ^thick huttresses 
and its small, round, triple-barred windows/ St lookea^nS 
tunnels, they hear faint groanings and siEhinWa^d ™„1? ,1™ 
entauon, and Uiey sal*. "It is mosTjusf forttfa ti.faiode'S st/ 

. passe^.ro'u^^ U™™^ " W °° * ** "^ «*«* »**£ 

Ana I looked again, and i saw In the Jail those delrrenm 
who In each age saved the world from itielfand ^seTit rreT^S ' 
gyves were on their wrists and ankles.' ■ ' 

L^-f? 6 * 8aW lB I asl m tDe honse of.bondage before it came 
forth to ©reserve Duty for "mankind. ^ «~™«« is came 

Wte to the cause that bath not passed through a prison! 

And I saw within the HU them that-eare Ubartv f« «,. 
stove, tod them Oat unbound the mihdo^ S£ aid tten?€nat 
led onward to JFreedom and JnsticB and itm T^ 

Woe to tha cause that hath not passed throngh a, prison! ! 

U .^L^S n0 * ts w * thm h ? d np'tMr arms, and the marks df 
their shackles were upon them. ^ nm > r r^ " 

"my wrisi! Wd "^ '"^ ^* lnd ""• * or ""k*- » =** <» 

: Woejto 'the cause that hath not passed ijhrough '» prison! • 

■ : - ■" / -_^_ ' J. ■' • "'■ 


' I 


!a Community News 

Mrs; 'J, yjTv Stewart, Correspondent 

/ ■ 


Mr. ami Mrs. Harry iRiataa and 
daughter Joanne of Marie visited 
over the week end at the H. T. Pet- 
erson home. . Mrs. Ristau and -Jo- 
anne remained tor a longer visit, 
Mr. Ristau returning home on Sun- 
day. " 

•The annual creamery meeting 

.jrbich was to have, been held on 

' Monday was "postponed 'until next 

Monday, Feb. 24th, because ol the 

aeyer© cold and stormy weather. - 

Messrs. E. O. -Berg and Omund 
Qlsoo, with Harold Miller as chanf- 
2enr> ajiitoed to Olga on Wednesday 
bt last week, where. they attended* 
» creamery meeting; 

The Grygla Sewing Project met 
at the.Grygla church on Wednes- 
day, Feb. 12th. All members were 
present. ,The next meeting will be 
held early in March! . 
- Levi Hawkins of Buxton, N. D., 
visited several days itue past week 
. with his mother, Mrs. Sofle Hawk- 
. ings and his sister, Mrs. 0. J. Pet- 
«kson. ! 

Oscar Pearson anil Mr. Howard 
of. Warren- were Thursday callers 
at the Ralph Cady farm and in the 

Mae Svenpladaen <has .been enr 
' ployed at the .Cliff ord^Mo ran home. 

Ernest Zavor&t of'JeUe visited 
over' the week end 1 , at the Clarence 
Peterson home. " ■ ' 

\ .. 'Betsy Brattlie, who has been em 
ployed for soma time at the C. M. 
•Ijmde home returned to her home 
. .on Wednesday. 

"'lAJfred Swanberg of Warren, who 
has rented the John Eggen farm. 
west of the village, was a business 
. waller here on Thursday. 

". Mesdames ' Emil Bpyu'm and Al- 
lan" Kline of Ijake Kabetogama Vis- 
ited the' past week with the form* 
era parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. 
ifoler. ,Mrs. Kline is a sister of 
3b*. Miller. 

-'-The/Grygla Sunday School will 
sell lunches at the Norwegian Lu- 
theran church on Friday, Feb 21, 
l&iginning at 11 a. m.. A large 
crowd ia hoped for. 
'jThe pupils .and' teachers, of ■ the 
Meal school enjoyed a Valentino 
party-at the schoolhouse on Fri- 
/ day afternoon. After the distri- 
flwtion of Valentines, games and 
stunts were enjoyed, .finishing with 
•'lunch; served by/ the pupils. 

:Hverett Severinson of Raynolds, 
3J» D., left last Friday for his home 
^fter ^spending* the winter at the 
'3enry 'j.ygaai'd home. 

Mr. I arid Mis. .Sidney Fladeland 
and' son Gerald Ross and Ralph 
.-Cady, motored to Warren on Sun- 
day returning with a new trufik 
which Mr. Cady will us& in his 
roatl maintaining. 
•~Those who attended the funeral 
of Mrs. John Gilbert at Thief River 
tFalis on Thursday were Will Gil- 
bert. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Holbrook, 
Sirs. Geo. Holbrook, H. A. Bush, 
■Orvis Fladeland, B. H. Fonnest, Er- 
Tin Holbrook, Emit Clauson and 
Andrew Morken. 

Lee Duffield of Thief River Falls 
-visited .friends 1iepe*,bn jSunday. 

$&iS£ Mary. ManeiJ -spent the" week 
*od In '!st Paql, Tretiir nlhg^o n Mon- 
day, accompanied. livJA^hther, P. 
P. Maney- whose .h|M WXt mucn 
improved' after -ha^B Bfergone 
-several operations ,ac"HBpK!" Paul 
hospital. ' j j ' 


The Audobon Bird club was or- 
ganized recently in I the int&rmerfi- 
.ate and Junior high grades. The 
purpose of this club is to help and 
protect the birds. The following 
■officers were elected: pres., Elsie 
Hil}igoss,; sec, Elaine Pearsori.'and 
trees-. LaVerne Royal. 

Mrs. W. J. Janda was pleasantly 
surprised Thursday evening at her 
fcome by a few of her friends, the 
..occasion 1 being her birthday "aiini 
Tersaryij A social 'evening was 
,- spent and; lunch was 'served. Those 
present jwere: Mrs. Janda, Honor 
guest, Mrs. H. F. Hanson/ Mrs. 
■Cfhas. Huff, Mrs. Jennie /Cartier, 

and Garmo Jensen; dramatics: Har 
zel Huff, Doris Haggiuhd, Myrtle 
Nelson; humorous: Evelyn. Gig- 
stad, Ellen Janda and Gladys Wjr 
land. In oratory Roderick John- 
son won- first and Garmo Jenaon, 
second. \ Dramatics: Hazel Huff 
won' 1st; Doris -Hagglund, 2nd, 
Myrtle Hanson, 3rdl Humorous: 
Evelyn JGlgstad, 1st, Gladys Ny- 
land, 2nd { Ellen Janda, 3rd. The 
coach was .Miss Bernice Anderson. 
The judges were Mrs. Eleanor 
HahBon.jMiss Dorothy Gunstad arid 
Miss Ruth Bakke. The sulrdiat- 
rict declamatory contest will be 
held Tuesday evening here. 

The members of the Birthday, 
club enjoyed a party in honor of 
Mrs. Earl Jenson's birthday anni- 
versary i Friday afternoon at the 
home of Mrs. V. G. Brink. Mrs. 
Jenson was given many gifts. At 
the close of the .afternoon lunch 
was served. Those present were: 
Mesdames -Earl' Jenson. " . bono* 
guest, V. G. Brink, Clarence Hall- 
strom, Lester Olson, N. E. Beebe, 
Harry Winter, Lee Beebe, Myles 
JacksonJ Albert Brink, Oscar Gun- 
stad, John Hanson, Graham. 

The Business Men's club met on 
Monday evening at the- Club rooms. 


* ' ■ '. * 

Miss Alvina Lundin returned to 
her home Saturday evening after 
visiting a few' days at the home of 
her grandparents, Mr. arid Mrs. T. 
J. Hovet in Star. She was "accom- 
panied home by Obert and Melvln 
Hovet, who returned to their home 
Sunday afternoon. 

A large crowd mtended the An- 
nual Cooperative Creamery meet- 
ing held Tuesday of -last week at 
River Valley. 

Miss .; Sigrid Kveste returned 
home last week after visiting for 
some time at the home of her, 
URcle, Grinder- Anderson, of Clov- 
er Leaf,; 

Friends of Gander Hafstad fam- 
ily are all glad to hear they are 
improving after being seriously ill 
for some time. 


'Mrs. Fr,ed Biskejv 
Bakke, Viola Olsoi, 
Ariranda ; Kalland. 

Members on the Honor Roll for 
the thiriKsix weeks* period' are as 
"fellows: Senior: jZarl Nelson; Jun- 
icrs: Ruth Bripft, Henry Bothman; 
Haz?l Huff, Doris Hagglund,' Elna 
Schaline; Sophomores: Neoma Dur 
hnnv Elleif Jand^ Grace Erickson; 
Freshmen: Garmo Jenson. Irene, 
VoldeX Elizabeth 'Swanson, Mar- 
garet RuXj/Phylils ! Prestby, Rob- 

if Jepsoj 

'A large crowd attended Jhe old* 

''time 'basket social Wednesday ev/ 

ening at the Olson andyBilden hall 

Jt was sponsored byJtne Women's 

Club and Business ijen's Club. Six 

local men put or/a debate. Ths 

Question was "Is / there more nour7' 

ishment*in thjrhole; of-'a dougrinut 

than in theffagrance'of limburger- 

ci'.eese". \Those that, .took/ part 

were"- : Kleraens/ Gigstad,' Myles 

. Jackson, Elroy' Johnsoni Marvin 

Olness, Mr. Wollan and Hal Wid- 

stein-. A Hrge number of baskets 

were sold "by V. C. Noper of Thief 

. River Falls.? Kero and dancing 

were the 'entertainment features 

-for the remainder of the evening. 

About twenty ■ friends were en- 
tertained Friday; evening . at the 
" home of-Mr. ; and Mrs. Elmer John- 
son. ■•-■ Valentine decorations were 
used. -A social- evening was spent. 
-Lunch' was. served at. the close of 
the evening. V 

Misa Laura" Almquist^ who teach- 
es near Plummer, spent the week 
end at, the home of v her parents, 
Mr». and- Mrs". Jens ^Almgnist 

OTville Guls^.tb:,; wljn is employ- 
..ed at Thief Rivex Falls', spent Sun- 
day at the' home of- nis parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. "Martin ^GulBeth. 

*nie i loca^ D^claniatory contest 
was held .T^uraday.jBVening at the 
Bc1ioolnouie."^Ti^e r ra^owing'' too*' 
part:; oratdrj': ^Koderick 

The Plummer Study Club met at 
the home of Mrs. Lars ' Haget on 
Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 12th. 
The afternoon, wias spent -in dis- 
cussing current '.everits and doing 
fancy work. . At the close' of the 
meeting lunch was served by the 
hostess. The'next meeting will *be 
held at the home of Mrs: K. N. 
Grimsrud, Wednesday afternoon, 
Feb. 26th. 

Mrs. ,'Alcid. Morrissette "and her 
daughC5r:LaVerne returned Friday 
morning from a few days visit in 
in the .Twin Cities. • : j * 

Emore, Johnsrud of Adams,. N. D. 
is acting as relief agent at the Soo 
depot during -the absence of G. A. 

Two cases' of scarlet fever were 
quarantiried here last Thursday By 
health officers who carried on. an 
investigation ' Wednesday and 

Friends, of Miss Mayme Maki 
will be pleased to hear that she is 
well on the road to recovery and 
will soon .be^able to resume -her 
teaching duties. 

Ray Wichterman, who is employ 
ed at^-Ef fie. -Minn., is visiting 3Phis 

Geo.Vriiibert and family visited 
relative^ in Crookston, Sunday. ' • 

Peter t*olf Ohnlstad and Julius 
Adrian visited friends . and rela- 
tives in Maclntoshj Tuesday even- 
ing. ". \ ._ '■-. 

The manyNf riends of Mrs. Chas. 
Schmidt of Red Lake Falls, were 
sorry to hear of her serious ill- 
ness. Mrs. Schniidt was "formerly! 
a resident of this village. 

The M.W.A. Carnival held hr the 
/ Plummer- Auditorium Friday even- 
ing, Feb. 14, was Nwell .attended 
despite the severe cold- and -block- 
ed roadB. Menibers N of the local 
camp presented a one^act play of 
the melodrama type entitled "The 
Villain Still Pursued Her". Thos'. 
taking pafrt in this were Mesdames 
A. H. Oarlson, Geo. St.. Louis, and 
Home/ Robillard. and Messrs. 
TJoyd Martin, Irvin Karlstad, and 
Lloyd Hanson. Next; -a comedy 
fikit was presented by Mr. and Mrs. 
Owen Wickworth, ■ Mr. Willard; 
MacCrady directed the play. X A 

week, on account- of tfie'tad*': roads 
arid; 'the f, severe J cold weather. 
School will; ** reopen on Monday, 
February '24. : ;j " : .-; , . V- 

. Due to ttie fact that the regular 
meeting of the' Pluminer P.T^. 
, conflicts;, with the basketball tour- 
nament itie date has -been changed 
to March] 5th. The meeting will 
be held uvtfae high school assem- 
bly at 8 o'clock. .The -program will 
contain ajbrie act play and music- 
al' numbers by the IvarioUs musical 
organisations of .the high school. 
Hiss Koed's Harmonica Band will 
also' make its flrs^ public appear- 
ance. ■ ' . j . 


Pearl Anderson .of Wylie spent 
last weekj visiting [with her sister 
and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mra % 
Walter Larson. | 

Roy Sorum underwent an oper- 
ation for {appendicitis Tuesday in 
Roseau, j . ^J 

A. L.( Carlson returned home on 
Tuesday after an extended trip to 
Minneapolis and Chicago. _ 

Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Frederickeo'n 
and family were (honored guests 
at a reception given them Friday 
evening, Feb'. 14th, j at the Nazareth 
Lutheran {church j parlors. : The 
room was nicely (decorated with 
red hearts. A program consisting 
of the following began the recep- 
tion: musical selections, Gnsa 
Brothers;'! girls quartet, Gertrude 
Nohre, Eleanor Peterson, Opal S'a-" 
noden, Orlene Hagglund; solo', Rev. 
Redal; duet, Mrs. Redal and Clara 
S-andberg;) solo, Miss -Janette Lan- 
man; talks by, Mr. Walter Larson, 
Harold Nohre- and . Rev; .Redal; a 
reading by Miss Bettle Hamlin. 
Lunch was served by the Ladles 
Aid. Mr. j and Mrs..' Frederickson 
were presented a cash purse in re- 
membrance of the', occasion. 

Circle Ifo. 6 of i the Ladies Aid 
was entertained at the home of 
Mrs. 'Walter Larson Wednesday 

afternoon^ /" , ^^ ■ 

^_JI»srAr'nold Hagen anas^aught- 
"er Marilyn,;, from Thief River 
Falls, ' spent' last ; -week visiting 
with ;her inother, Mrs. -John Hag- : 
berg. :.r ' 

.; Mr.-and Mrs, Walter Larson and 
family: visited: ^with relatives in Wy 
lie, Saturday. ■_•■ ■*•■: 

The anriual creamery meeting of 
the Land [ 0*Lakes, creamery was 
held' herei Thursday. ' On account 
of the cold weather there .was not 
many- in -attendance; ■ 
.Miss ElJa Berger,. and-.Mr.; and 
Mrs. Gil- Berger and son. Buddy of 
GreenbusH were entertained at the 
John Berget home,- Saturday; even- 
ing. - ....!-; • ■-.:.■■•:■■• -.-.-:, : r-.-.i:.- -■:■'=. 

Oscar Mpline returned from.Minr 
neapolis. -last week where he his 
been forborne,' :time. 

Mr. and 1 Mtb. George -Flicker, vis 
ited at the Verner- Nelson home in 
Warren, Saturday.^ 

Ethel Nohre . returned home last 
week after spending some time at 
the home ;ot Mrs. Ben Nybe'rg. 

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wegge and 
Mr. and Mrs. Art Cpnklin were en- 
tertained ! at a . card party -at the 
Walter Weggehome, Saturday ev- 


The grade pupils all had a par-- 
ty in their rooms, j V - 

The high school'ipupils were en- 
tertained by the Girl Reserves'. The 
hour was spent playing games, af- 
ter which valentines were distrrbut 
ed, and lunch was'served. 


dance_ followed the- program with 
music furnished by Schmidt's br-^ 
chestra of-Red Lake Falls. Lunch 
wan served by the local Women's 
M.W.A.' Camp No. 4396/ Binpo and" 
other games were also played thru 
but! the evening. 

/ Ted of Maple Lake. Minn, 
and Chas. Schniidt, Jr. of. Red 
Lake Falls, spent Monday after- 
noon at the W. T." Lonwean home. 

Last Fridav the Plummer hwih, 
school basketball team evened/the 
score with the Warren hi<*lMK:hooi 
bv defeatine them 28 to Vt%n the 
Warren floor. ~/ .' ' 

■ The team is in Kobd^shape arid 
has been steadily improving. Each" 
member handles his asstznmentg 
well and much/may be expected: 
bf them by tournament tim'e.' i /''''---- 

In tHe Warren game Gordon 
LangHe's olay at puaH ajw Jade 
Rronle's/may at forward was of 
out^tanning merit. / • : > 

Don't miss the Alvarado game 
her<» next FridarVFeb. 21. ." This 
will be yonr last chance of the, 
season to see the 'boys on the home 
floor. |. j/- .... y /.■;:<■ 

The Plummer .-declamatory^colir 
testaatsxwent toiSt Hilaire last 
TnesdKy"to take part InXthe -sub- 
district contest which/Was origiri- 
aj^ scheduled ( for vPlnrnmer - : i " 
>;,daie.---.^«^^^ V- i*X 

The f Plttmmer ^Public schools 
hafr.e. "" 

gues|ts at the honiejof Mr; 'and Mrs. 
Selinsf: Olson' oh,-Friday. ! - 
" Mr. B^tfMrs, Brail Laraoh trans-, 
acted business In 'Crookston -Tues- 

d^.. J ,>'. - ■■;.;;.[- v ■: ■[:: 

y, SjGpraf.HICKORY ] 

; The^ pu^ls, parents arid: visitors 
enjoyed a party given at the Pleas 
ant View. schoolhouse by the. teach 
er,-- Miss' .Christine Nelson, on Fri- 
day { afternoon. '■.. Contests*. ,. formed 
the .diversion of the afternoon af- 
ter [which a delicious lunch was 
served by'the teacher. Those who 
attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Bj. 
Bjornaraa, Mrs. John A^ntson, Mr. 
and Mrs. 'OloJC ffjelsbn,' Mr. arid Mrs. 
Erick Johnson,' Thora Oseng, Tho- 
ra and Borghild Bjornaraa, Luella 
Hanson and the pupils^ 
i Mrs. .E. H. Oftelie, who has been 
ill, is now on her way to recovery. 
Miss STena Oftelie, who is 'employ- 
ed -ait Thief -River Falls, sp>nt last 
week with her mother.' She return 
ed to Thief River Falls on' Friday. 
; Jejrgen and Ludvis BJerklie saw- 
ed .wood at Erlck Johnsbn|s laat 
Monday. ."- ■ - j 

Miss Gertrude Hanson spent; the 
week end at her parental :home. 
- Miss Gina Bjerklie is employed 
at the C. Steilie home, near Wan- 
He..] .; - L ' I ; 

Mrs. Alfred Anderson of Proc- 
tor 'arrived at the E. H.j Oftelie 
home, last Monday and will spend 
an indefinite time with hex moth- 
er. | . | ; 
. Services will be held at i the ;Na- 
zareth church on Sunday forenoon, 
February 23rd. j 

'"■\ [ NEWSOLtJM ; *| 

Miss Carmen 'Windmilier, AJvin 
Asseby and Jack Ward of Thief 
River Falls, visited with Miss Ver- 
na Sagmoen here last Wednesday 
evening. ; '"(■!-'■ 

Alvin. Helquist motored ito Vik- 
ing Tuesday evening where 1 he vis- 
ited j with friends'.. • . . " | "! 

The county sriow ^plow went 
through here Thursday and .open- 
ed the roads which were'! almost 
impassable f briars. . : I ' ; 

iMiss Doris - Hanson visited ; in 
Thief River Falls over the.'week 
end {with friends- vj-- : ' r 

i-'MxsVHeriry^W^rbe returned from 
Thiet River Falls' Thursday, where 
she jspent a few days visiting and 
also'atteodmg^o'^UBiriess matters. 
• Borden" Sagmioen* came home on 
Friday from Thief -River -Falli 
where : he-bafl-beeii-a, patient: at J 
local: hospital -for Bbme-.time. 
'Ed Conklin returried" to his hi 
near Rosewood after -havirig-Biient 
some time in-Fargo-'and Ayr.X: D.j 



roads and 

Mrs. R. H, MaoDonald, 
Josephspou / v '. "V 

Tne local school wai 
Monday because of bad 
stormy weather. 

Stephen Singer 'returned 
on Saturday "from 'Thief River 
Falls, where he had spent several 
days on business. 


K; .Mr^Lb^^u^^^^ja^tg 
r his daughters, Mri : Tom Jv,%vmux L 
of this city, Mrs,.CarL«w^n|kori?Qi 
SU • Louis ; Tark,' -' MirinesotaVr '<-: and" 
Miss Mabel 'Lonaonr \pt .; Chi<?6go, 
Illinois;, and; his', sons Ben "^ of 
Jamestown, North Dakota;' 'Oscar 
of Chicago, and Hugo of Federal 
Dam. ''. .- .-■•/ 


The pupils held their regular 
meeting of their Riverside club} on 
Friday afternoon, Feb. 7th, at the 
Hiawatha school in the iform of | an 
amateur hoilrj The' program con- 
sisted of readings by Glen Thelne 
and Ardith Norqulst, tap dancing 
by Marjorie .Norqulst and There- 
sa Stene, a series of Jokes 'by Arn- 
old Stehe and Garfield Syyerabn, 
apd songs by. Dorothy STaoicki. 
Junlce and Arlene Raniim, Mildred 
and Marie Benston, arid Ray Ran- 
tan. First prize was awarded to 
Mildred and Marie Benston for 
their song. I I 

- A Valentine party has held 1 in 
the Washington School Dist. 221 
last Friday altenibpn. [Those pre- 
sent were Mrs- Qle Torkeison and 
Thelma, Mrs. . Ole Thune, Darlene 
and Harvey,. Margaret Lokken, 
Mrs. Herman •Sturre and daught- 
er Venetta, Mr. and Mrs. Melviny 
Torkelsori, Wallace, Geraldine - and 
Willis, Mrs. H .Wiken, ,| and Miss 
Signs Valsvik and pupils. After 
a" few ganies were played, the^al- 
entines were distributed by/ the 
pupils. - Lunch was se'irvedy 

Freeman Allen, who has-been ill 
i^ now able to be up and around 
again. \ 1/ 

Funeral services were held Feb. 
15, -at the Larson Chapel in this 
city tor Mr. Christ G^ Borgen, who 
died February 11 at nis home In 
Sanders Township at the age of 
eighty-three years. 7 Mr. Borgen, 
who was . born ■ in Lillehammer, 
Norway, came to/America about 
fifty years ago and settled at Eau 
Claire, Wisconsin. Ten years bit- 
er he caine to. St, Hilaire arid 
settled on a farm near there, 
where he;has since lived. 


Charjie .Nessland of Qklee died 
In Veterans Hospital, Minneapolis, 
,on February 13. . Funeral . services 
were held at Oklee, with Rey. Ler- 
hold officiating, on February 18. 
Intermentr was made at the Oklee 
^metery. ■. Mr.. Nessland .was born 
in North Dakota on January- 10, 
1897. He is survived by his daugh- 
ter. Bernice of Oklee, and by his 
1 mother. ! 


■A number of /relier workers 
from Thief River/Falls 'are cutting 
wood on the MeGilvey [farm. . *' 

Hans ; Anton/ Sr., attended th? 
Farm Crop show at Crookston last 
week. -" / - j - 

A nuraber/ot friends ^gathered at 
the.EJ A./Yonke home| on Friday 
evenings to . help Mr. Yonke cele- 
brate bis '■ birthday . anniversary. 
T^osejpVesent were Mr. and Mra. 
Wm. Rlatau; Mr. and iMrs.. Max 
> Krau//daughter Adeline arid S- H- 
Nei . .,!""' 

ijspn Bros. . of ; Thief; .River 

is hauled.avtruck load bf,j«ftle 
„ Eric ■ Anderson ajid .!, AjJbtph 

.told!; to Sb.,igt. Paul bri T^ftsda^ „ v ^...b .,». c u „^ 

Mr. Wold acepmpanfed them to S^ 1 ijiated : it as a "perfect book" be- 
Paul and returned, home Thursday; --'•*-- -* **- -■->-..-——• - — .- - -. ._ 

Gust Johnson arid sons' Victor 
and Archie whose [ horiie was des- 
troyed by fire Saturday, are at pre-, 
sent staying at the home of Mr." 
and Mra.. H. F. Hegstrom, 

Miss Ellen Lindbloom, student 
at the Lincoln high school in Thief 
River Falls, spsntj Monday and 
Tuesday at her home here recup- 
erating after 'a recent Illness.. 

A Valentine party was held in 
school Dist 180 ' orf Friday after- 
noon. Contests were enjoyed by 
all present after wHich the Valen- 
tines- were distributed followed by 
a luncheon served i by i -the Dist 
Those who were; present besides 
the pupils and their teacher were 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schaizi and 
Donavan, Mr.' and Mrs. Alex .Swan 
son, Mrs. Harry Hawkinson and 
Lowell, .Mr. and | Mrs: . John O. 
Swanson arid" Clarence, : Mr. and 
Mrs. George Swanson arid Marger- 
ette,-S&lmer Olsoa,' Helen; Alice, 
and Clifford, Mrsf Carl Mosbeck, 
-Miss Irene Schneider, Carl-iLind- 
bloom and Johnnie Lindbloom 

John Borgej/of 

visited with/the 
tfamily on Suijday 
\ -Misses /Luella'- 
Laura Anderson 

Grand Forks, 
Gust '"'■' Johnson 

ABattelson and 
were supper 

Caskets & Supplies 

Caskets and F.uneral Srip-. 

plies carried in Stock: 


GrjgJa,\ - - j- 4 Minn. 

/Tor Sale or Trade 

1—1982 Chetrolet Sport Sedan 
1—1920 Whippet Six ^ Coach 
1—18-S0 Twbt :City tractor 
1— AU-Steel Truck Wagon— New 
1—7 f ^Tandem Disc Harrow 
2000 Cedar; Fence Posts 
S^uenlmtors V 
l-^«et -Bob Sleds 
1— Mower '■■•/'.. 
1— Hay Bake 
1— Set Harness 
We have the direct 1 _ 
Twin City and; Moline trac 
" ' : ImpIeiBents -^ 
Also Chevrolet Agency 

~Miss EarleritfElseth 
day' arid Monday " wit] 
ThieC'Rive'r 'S^6*^X! ) 

The high school slndents. motor- 
ed tb.l^eu^oldenjMonaay evening to 
attend the Vateritine" party, held at 
the high school.'. .y' ",!: ■.■"-" ■ 

.'Mrs. Lena ,Nbrdgaard : . spent' 
few, days at Thief River Falls. 

'.Victor 'Frarison left! J last "week. 
for.,Starkweather, N.- D., where he 
is ernployed. .L . . j . . . ; : 

■ Albert Styciyrid is seekirig .hied- 
ica'l.;aid at a/Thief River Falls'hbs 
pital. . ./ v' .,, ". ,. 

■Mrs. Freema.*ji,.Layinond left', for 
Garfield, I^II., where she. ^will visit 
at her son. Frank Laynibnd's home. 
Mrs. Ed JCrbhn' accoriipanied LMr. 
-and iMrs. AlexlKrohri to Thief Riv- 
er FallB where she will spend ajfew 
days viBitinK. at- the home of i her 
daughter, Mrs-^Norbert Hol2knecht 
A i group from here motored to 
Grand Forks Sunday where they 
gaveva program over station KF- 
JM. ":' ; - j' . . ' 

The George .-Nelson family, who> 
has made jtheir horiie at Thief Riv- 
er: Falls, riioved Jo' the' farrii south 
of Viking last week as' their house 
at Thief River Falls was "damaged 
by fire. ]■■'"-'.'"• I /.' 


• ! ' L— * 

Mrs. Carl Chriatianson,andi in- 
fant son. returned home frorii Thief- 
River Falls last Saturday. j . 

Carl Anderson substitute mail 
carrier had the hard luck of break- 
ing his car on the eastern end of 
the route. He ?waa fortunate 
enough though to 'get Orland Rin- 
dahl to haul him- : around soj he 
could finish the route: ; 


*" ■•)■■- -- . - -i- •- « 


■ ' "Edward" Haryersbn died at his 
home north of Pluriiriier Friday 
evening. .: February 14th. His 
health had been >' failing .for some 

time.-.-..'. .']. . '.', .,..';;■ 'j. '. ■ ", • 

Edward; Halverson' was 'born in 
Douglas county,- Minnesota, Feb. 
28thj : 1878 and has lived in the vi- 
cinity of Plummer since he was 5 
years old.! He was married in Sep- 
tember 1931 .to" ..Miss Ldy Milligan 
who- with, one son Delano Frank- 
lin survive -him.. He is .alsd . sur- 
vived 'by ;three brothers, Helmer, 
of White Earth, .and Jule and The- 
odore of. Plumirier.' Also one sis- 
ter," Mrs. Die Hegg of White Earth. 
The funeral 'services were held in 
the Clearwater- - churcil, Tuesday 
afternoon at 2>p. -.'m. jwith. RejSV 
Dahle officiating.'. Interment, wa3 
in -the Clearwater cemetery.-.,. . - : - 



■* — . ^ ; * 

Because; of 'intense cold, blocked 
roads and no competition in the 
way of out-door recreation this 
winter, business ' ib . even better 
than usual at the Carnegie' Public 
Library. Bad weather has no ten- 
dency to. Blow up book circulation. 
On ar stormy afternoon one . day 
last week, more- than:'a dozen pat- 
rons living at a distance of thirty 
miles or more exchanged, books. 
Two more ' school contracts were 
given out on the same day. 

Owing to the heavy deniand,.late 
•books as well as. old favorites are 
not long §n the shelves and there 
are waiting lists for' many." .Three 1 
copies of .Anne Lindgergh's "NortJi 
to the Orient", wijjh* a time limit of 
severi.days oii £acb, /are in con- 
stant use, perhaps no other book 
in. public libraries to-day' has' been 
singled out. as a general favorite 
; as. has-. this" one. Spme have desig- 

catise of its .; interest; the ■ clear 
siriiple style and the persopality of 
the author which is so strongly 
'e'R. ..-■ ;-■ |. ... v y-_ ; v ._ 

T "It Can't Happen Here" by Sin- 
chair Lewis, is riot, a pleasant story 
but is beirig much;. read arid dis- 
cussed. ^Magnificierit Obsession", 
"Green Light", and, "^Forgive Us 
Our Trespasses" by Lloyd Doug: 
las„ are still holding the interest 
of the public Probably because 
of screen productions, '- some of 
Dicken's books have been on wait- 
ing lists all winter. It has been 
necessary to purchase extra cop- 
ies of books by Nordhoff and Hall 
since "Mutiny on the Bounty" was 
shown "on tke^ screen. 

; The following books have been 
received recently: English — Get- 
ting Acquainted with Minerals; 
Young — Be Kind to Yourself; Has" 
Iund— Men and Gods in-- Mongolia; 
Schlink— Eat, Drink: and be Wary; 
Sandoz — Old Jules; Lawrence— ^-If 
I Have Four Applesj IStribling — 
Sound Wagon; Nordhoff— The Hur 

Mr. Peter Lonson of Federal 
Dam, Minnesota, and at one time 
a resident of this city, died at his 
home-in Federal Dam "on'February 
10, 1937. ; Funeral rites were con- 
ducted at, the German; Lutheran^ 
church at Federal Dam on Febru- 
ary 13, Rev. Schweikert of Feder- 
al Dam officiating. , Interment was 
made in the Federal ' Dam ceme- 
tery. Mr. Lonson was| born in 
Trondhjem, Norway on Decejnber 
12 t 1859. ; He came from Norway 
to Stevens Point,' Wisconsin, and 
later, moved to Thief River Falls. 
In 1912 he moved to 'Federal Dam 
where he has- since made his home. 


Mrs T. A, Beulke and daughter 
Theodora spent several days ilast 
week visiting with relatives in 
Thief River. Falls. . j : I ' 

,' Mrs. Andrew Wells ! of Eriejhas 
rbeen ; spendlng the past week visit- 
Zing at the home of Mrs. Annie Frp- 
dahl and other, friends in town. 

Ben Hubadank returned \ \ last 
week from " Ortpnville, ' ^Minn. 
where .he has been'eriiployed. 

Lloyd^Nelsorinreturned on I 
day from Thief :River jFalls ;where" 
he had been a patient for. aevej 
days. ' r ■ ;. !■" 

Mrs. Carl Chxistianson:eni . 
ed on Saturday inthonor of MrsJ A. 
Wells, who his been ! visiting Jin 
town for/' the ■ pest . week. iThe 
gueBta .were: Mra/ A. Wells, hbhot 
guestj Mrs: E. U Peterkon, Sirs. 
Annie Frodahl, Mrs. Lloyd Nelson, 

WITH '.. '■;■ I 

q£*jgH4- A b s or bent 
COTTON alto; .used 
slati* from?th:e. start 

Thief River Pharmacy 

' : 0. H. Skara *:8Wl' :. 
Mine. 77 

Dia. Gdurt to Open 

(Continued from page!) 

New cases: den Mercantile ]csr. ' 
vs. C&rl .Green; U H. Larson etc 
TsiK.-B.Dahl; Russell McKerch- 
er ts| Arrie Vile et al;' LaSalle Ex.- 
tenslbn Uni»ersity Vs. U' A. Anier^ ': 
son; estate 6C. Minnesota, vs. Eng- 
vald Giving; State of Mmnesots/va 
M. J,. StepBensbn; State of Minne- 
sota vs. V. C.j Noper; State ot MTn- 
nssota vs \ ,P. Hanson £_Stat4 of 
Minnesota -vs Herbert Nelso'nj 
State of Minnesota vs Nick Baker: 
State of Minnesota vs Prank Bur^ ■ . 
dick; State of Minnesota vs.' Fred"' ' 
Biirdick; State of Minnesota j vs 
Taxeraas Implement Co.; State'of 
Minnesota 'vs Morris Lasell; State 
of Minnesota vs Theo. Lee; State 
of Minnesota vs Bill ■ Sandeen; • 
State of Minnesota' vs. Kraiise & 
Knntson;. State of Minnesota ivs: 
Borchert Hill Motor. Co." , i i 

■ The following are cglied for Jury ' 
duty: Olat Brevick, Kratka; Iver • 
H. Iverson, Bocksbury; L. J. Cerny 
Thief River Palls) Mrs. S M. Ol- ' 
ness, St. Hilaire; A. W. Oski. Clov- 
er Leaf; Clarence Peterson, Silver- 
ton; Mrs. J. P, Johnson, Mayfleld; 
.Harry Roberts.^hief River Fails; 
Ole Trontveit, 'Star; Mrs. Anton.- 
Langseth, Thief River Falls; Hal- 
vor Rhodegaard, Thief River Falls - 
Mrs. B. K. Rime, HighlandlngrtCIa- 
ra Holzkn=cht, Thief River Fails; 
A. B. Ander, Thief River Fails;. .~ 
Sam B. Swanson, Mayfleld; Knut. 
Kolstad, St, Hilaire; Gunny Gund- 
eraon. Deer Park; H. K, Strand 
Thief River Palls; Mrs. T. H. Hal- t_ 
'bash, Ntimedal; Hilding Adolpb- 
son^-Black River;. Helmer Pfnstad^ 
Wyandotte; Charlie Johnson, Nu- 
medal; Mrs. Harry Myrom, Nord- 
en; Pete Kolseth, Wyandotte; EU- 
lng Clementson, Kratka; Bj. BJorri": • 
araa, Hickory; Ben EricksOn, Tijiat 
River Fall's; Mrs. Edward Singer- ■ 
Htghlanding; Nick Waldorf, Thief 
River Palls; Sig. Myrbjn, Thi»f 
iRiver Palls. " ] - 



Staples-r-^inhish; baths ; fc were 
free to janitors, -teachers and stu- 
dents in the Staples.- high -school, 
last .-week. : One of the night shift 
plumbers, who are changing tfe 
heating System -from -gravity Ito. 
vacuum force, took a' plug from a 
stesm"' radiator in one of -.fie' 
rooms, left it in the hasemerit, ana 
knocked off work at one a m. with 
out replacing the plug or-turning- 
off the radiator. When ' the janit- 
or fired up at three a. m., steam 
began escaping 'from the radiator. 
The; room was .not opehsd until 
time for school' to ' start, when 
freshmen stepped into a steam 
bath." .Water had risen to aheight- 
of three inches, and damage ! 'to 
plaster, desks,' and molding is ea^ 
timated at around $150. j " 


RCA and .Fairbanks Horse Badg- 
es. „ L 
Cabinet building of all kinds. 
I* A. CAiOS '■] 

Crygla, - - - - 

Farm & Implement News^ 


. In' line with "THE FARMER'" and 'cooperating with the St. 
Paul farm paper publication, .we extend oar greetings to all 
farmers atthis time, inviting you to'cpme to our new show 
room and see the new 1936 models of the very latest develop- 
ments, improvements' in beauty, construction and quality auto- 
mobiles and trucks. , _ 

We believe the idea -promoted by the "FARMER" is very i 
' good, that' at least one week in the year be set aside as specials 
• farm week for showing and demonstrating the latest models in j 

motor vehicles as this will give all farmers, young and old, men j 

and women, -boys and 'girls, of the farm, a better chance to learn ! 

just what ib the ; very letest and the advantages ' of these new ; 

developments in motor vehicles, automobiles and trucks. ,': j 

We therefore : maka special reservations and" "preparations i . 
for the next ten days to give special attention to all farm folks j 
to give you our special attention when you call at our show | 
room to learn of the new b?autiful automobiles, and trucks we j 
have on display. _ 

: We are very much pleased with the new. models and shallj 
■ be very happy. to show you and tell you about each in all der-i ; 
tails, which we believe will be of much interest to most all farm j ; 
folks.' ■ ■"._•■ \- 

We have on display the ■ 'NEW NAShA LAFAYETTE. 
models ot 1936 INTERNATIONAL motor TRUCKS. 

To aH : our friends of the farm, we make this a special invi- 
tation. toyou. See and learn to know our new 1936 model motor 
venicles. . • . 

Then too d not forget March 19, 20 and 21st, that's, the 
days of our celebration and anniversary. Then, too, we want 
you with us. ' ' ■**■ h. P 5 - 1 ' * 

€. Gustafsbn & Son, Inc. 

Farm Equipment Headquarters 



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. At three o'clockin the afternoon 
on' St. Valentlne'^pay, Rev. E. A. 

__<JoQkfiv- pastor ot . the Community 
Ohiirch, read the /eervice which 
united in marriage Mlaa ^Dorothy 
Lucille Hinmair^of' Minneapolis, 
and John Dennis Rolland; also of 

—Minneapolis, son j of I£r". and Mrs. 
John U Rolland of this city. Miss 
Hliuuan is the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ira P. Hinman of 4605 Blais- 
dell ' - Avenue, Minneapolis, who 
were formerly residents, of this 
city. The wedding ceremony was 
performed, at the John; Rolland 
home.^ " ■ ' 

The ;bride and- groom were at- 
tended by the groom's sister and 
brother. Miss June Rolland and 
Lester B. Holland. Members of 
tae groom's family. Miss Dorothy 
Nelson of Minneapolis, ' and Mr. 
Leo- Aanstad were -present in addi- 
tion fb the 'bridal party.' 

The bride's gown was an after- 
noon dress of English brown, sat- 
in faced crepe, fashioned oh prin- 
cess lines. Her corsage was of 
yellow and violet Bowers. Her at- 
tendant wore a gown offlSlive green 
satin-faced crepe, with*- la corsage 

- vt pink and violet flowers.. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rolland left by car. 
Sunday afternoon for" Minneapolis, 
where they will be at home at 116 
Oeik Grove Avenue. -Mr. Rolland V* 
employed /with the Math Barzen 
Qampany, Inc., at Minneapolis. 


Miss .Blanche Greenland and 
Miss Clara Halvorson wefe hostess 
es to ten guests Monday evening 
at a seven o'clock dinner at the 
Log Cabin Tavern of the • Palm 
Garden Cafe, with bridge after- 
war^st-thejRoy Lambert home. 
There wereNhree tables of bridge 
prizes being\ presented to Miss 
Thordls Johnson for high score! 
and to Mrs. L, G. Culver and Miss 
Manle Wise,: who tied for second 
high. The guests were, the Misses 
Esther Bennes, Alva Dixon, Agnes 
Tandberg, Thordis Johnson, Erma 
Springen ; Inez Lunder and Manie 
Wise, Mrs. J. A, Johnson^ Mrs. Don, 
aid Chalmers, and Mrs. L. jG. Cul 
ver. .■ ' \ - ' 



Mis. *-uui Lunugrtai bjmI Mrs. B. 
J. tonaw were iwa teases to i the mem 
oers oi tue uramauc seuubn ox'iue 
Wonwn'a unrn! at the ■ Xormer'b 
homo I'jaursuay evening, teoruarr 
la. Mid. Utoyd tieuned . reaa tne 
play. lor that evening; 



Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lundeen, a 
oaugnier, iehruary Ut t - -*■■" j 

-Mr. and. Mrs. i«JOEge Radick, a 
son, iPeDruary 14. ■ . ■ j 

Mr. and Mrs. Gene... Sevre, '■■ i 
daughter, , February id.'" j 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Purington 
a son, February. IV; 'I 

Mr. and -Mrs.. Clarence L. Pi 
son, ja daughter, February 
. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard ;Foppen- 
hagen, a son, February IS; 
/Mr. and Mrs. WlUiamJ HolBt, : 
daughter, February "' 

for acas. NELS OLSOX 

Mrs. Nels Olson was pleasantly 
surprised on |Priday afternoon at 
a party .given in her honor by/ a 
»umber of her friends. Those pre- 
sentjn addition to. the honor guest 
were the Mesdames Ole Revdahl, 
-H. Haugi Carl" Anderson. Arnt An- 
derson,.' Everett Thomas, Leon 
Johnson, Ed Ness, Ralph Aasland, 
Helle, Louis Borgen. "Hardy BJer- 
ie, H, P. Lund. ,G. R. . Hanson, 
Prank Lund, . : Harry LundV, E J. 
Rustad, Carl- Christopherson. 
Geoke, Ed Iveraon; 'Evelyn Hai 
H. .0. Ness, Emil. Stone, ahdyCle 
Sunsdahl; . and -the • Misses . ^tbel 
Burstad, Elsie and Ellen J< 
Betsy Ness, Borget Iversoir/- Mabel 
Cbristopherson, and -<JI&t£. Iiund*. 
'A: lunch, wrought by. 'ofeT group, 
W^s -served. An .end table was <pie' 
■ seated. to Mrs. Olson ^a gift from 
the; other, guest£. 


The Rebekkahs were hosts to 
the Odd Fellows and their friends 
jat a novel' Valentine Leap Year 
party given '■ at the Odd Fellows 
Hall, Thursday eve-ning, February 
13. Room decorations and dance 
.favors Avere j carried out in a red 
and w)iite color scheme. At elev-, 
en^ o'clock, a: Valentine lunch wi 
served, 1 - with i the* hostesses. 
Enga" Lindberg arid Miss Roai 
ickson, dressed in quaint costumes 
presiding at the table'. Miss Tra- 
cy/ Soderberg was floor nianage'r. 


Miss Audrey Anderson entertain 
ed for seven of her cjassmates 
at . her home after the Prowler- 
East Grand Forks game Friday ev 
ening. Her^uests. were the Miss- 
es Helen Granum ; Lois Nelson, and 
Annette Simonson; and Jack Boo- 
ren, Philip Prichard, Douglas Hess 
and James Nesse. Cards were the. 
diversion.; At midnight refresh- 
ments were served. 




Mrs. John Rolland was - hostess 
.to. fourteen -gueBts at a six o'clock 
buffet supper at her home Friday, 
February/14, in honor of her son, 
John' Dennis of Minneapolis, and 
who was Miss Dorothy 
itr'ot Minneapolis. A heau,- 
Kfour-tiered weddlne cake. was 
'feature of 'the supper. The 
guests received 'beautiful 
tfts '.for their home from ■ those 
' present. The guests included Mr. 
and Mrs. J. Dennis .Holland,' guests 
*f honor, Mr. and Mrs. John Ward, 
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Traver, Mr. 
and Mrs. Anton Carlson, Miss El- 
eanor Carlson, Wallace Carlson, 
Mrs 1 . Hans .Aanstad,; Miss Mae 
Lindquist, Leo Aanstad, and Miss 
Dorothy Nelson of Minneapolis. 


Miss' Elizabeth Ehgle was' pleas- 
antly- surprised, by seven of her 
I' friends at ■'a supper : party at ' her 
home 'oh" her .'twelfth, birthday an- 
niversary; . -Wednesday, February 
12;-" Those present were the Miss- 
es Elizabeth Engle/ honor guest; 
Betty Simonson; Cleo Morison, *Ber- 
nus : Larson, /lone Norby, Pauline" 
Erickson", ; Lois McLeod, arid Lois 
Ann Peterson; After the supper, 
the- guests, went to'the show." 


The .members of the Eastern 
Scar : . entertained' their friends. "'at 
a- Valentine party -in the Masonic 
Hall last Wednesday evening, Feb. 
12. Dancing formed the main en- 
tertainment, the Campus Fresh- 
men orchestra being secured for 
the eyening; Refreshments were 
Berved. Decorations were carried 
out in a St. Valentine's Day theme. 

'•j AJ'I. Harris) 

A report of the Division of Wonv 

(3 Children, Industrial Com-' 

mission, for the month ending on 

February 1, indicates that during 

iiis period .nine flrmB were prose- 
cuted for - violations, pf jvarious la- 
bor laws relating to the/'employr 
'mentj'of- wonuri and minors. The 
prosecutions occurred/ in- Mjnnea- 
polisj Duluth and Albert Lea. In 
a classification of /the J.'.viQlations, 
six relate to Illegal employment of 
minors in night club's in. Minnea- 
polis,! while three were for emf 
ployment of/ women -in : eicess of 
54 hours per week. "J { 

A decision handed aown by Asf 
sociate Justice Royal A.. Stone of 
ths Minnesota ; Sunreme Court uv 
the absence of Chief Justice De- 
vaney strikes ai severe blow atlhe 
security of school teachers in/this 
,3'tate.; Ta& judge, interpreted the 
law which says that ino/Bchool 
board may -discharge a teacher ex- 
cept for cause to mean that the in- 
terpretation of ^cause^ was entire^ 
ly up to the school/tward. "The 
board- must determine the question' 
of cause", the judge said, leaving 
the door open for -capricious and 
arbitrary* sections on the part of 
intolerant members. i 

•homes and' economic ^ difficulties. 
People on relief 4should-1» given a 
chance to •worfc.i'.We must halve a 
prograavlhat . yfo'plA TtfT^.- them 
wo'rJE, make them, s'elfrflupnorting 
and self-respecting. « ,|. , 

Good government cannot be ob- 
tained until we have {good living 
conditions for the'- majority -of our 
citizens. If they have economic sen 
curity and freedoin^frbni^ant the 
•problem of gddd* government Solves 
itsdL If one third: of our popu- 
lation' are : dependent' j'dni public 
charityy we will alwaya haye'crlme 
bbT . houses •' of prostitution, 
bllhg," and crime in high and 
lo% places. ' 

Washington Letter 


Word was received in this city 
.of the marriage of Miss Helen 
Mousley of Detroit, Michigan, the 
daughter, of Mr. and. Mrs. Frank 
Mousley of this city, to Mr. Ralph 
Nelson of Detroit. The ■ wedding 
took, place in Detroit on January 

i 23 - ■ '-■ .1- 

-•', Win. A, Rogers -Guaranteed Silverware 
. (Lady Beth Design) 
This card is redeemable in Wm. A. Rogers silverware 
(Lady Beth Design) |aa per schedule below, providing 
one cent (lc) fa- enclosed with each card. 
00 Red Cards— & Teaspoons 160 Red Cards— 6 Forks 

150 Red Cards-rj; Tablespoons 200 Red Cards — 6 Knives 

76 --Red Cards — 1 Sugar Shell and One Butter Knife 
; Other pieces including hollow handled knives, obtainable 
In the same manner. Come In' and see the complete set. ' 
Briax or^afsll'to the 
Phoned 55— Vt " / Thief BiTer FaUs, Minnesota 

10 FREE 


To secure ten red coupons FREE, merely clip. this 
advertisement ■ and hring or send it to the Hardy- 
North Dairy, Thief River Falls (if milled, enclose 

'stamped self addressed envelope) and you will he 
given 10. red coupons toward the silverware offer ex- 

. plained on tfie facsimile of the coupon shown above. . 
This offer good for one week only. Not more than 
10 free coupons to any one famiry. 

The above offer is made only to acquaint the general 
public witlr the many merlte of Hardy North Pro- 
ducts. Hardy North butter is made only from the 
finest of cream, (no second grade cream is churned 
'in our plant) under the most exacting and sanitary 
conditions you can imagine. Yon know that you are 
getting the safest^-i*urest and finest products ob- • 
tainable, when you ask for HARDY NORTH. , , 


Hardy Nprth \>mxy 

^ ?-:'-. ^hpne.55-W -.■ ... f . i ■■■- 
Tbief mv^ Falla, Miiuieflota 

'.The first of ,the so-called farm 
inar&et' Toads has-4}eeh 'started by 
the"-"MInne90ta State b Highway De4 
ptoitneht in the : grading of 4.3 
iniles of Counfy"' R"tfad 'No. "45 in 
.Otter Tail County. ■'- ■"'■ : - ' 

While .many farmers whovproduc- 
ed pork and beef on: the hoof found* 
1935 a difficult enough- year to 
make ends meet, Armour '&*. Com - ] 
pany reports a net profit of almost 
$10,000,000.00 after Paying all 
charges, including large, salaries to 
nintli assistant vice-presidents 
charge of winding clocks. 

Senator Elmer A. Benson,' whoj 
seryed with the boys over seas, de-^ 
clares that he will use the' ¥900 
which he has coming on his bonus 
to buy a farm. Not a bad idea with! 
land as cheap will ever he. -I 
Bertie JlcCormick, who was' 
born as a pampered darling of the I 
old Czar's court in Russia, and who! 
has since run the ; Chicago Tribune] 
in acity that is world notorious for 
its gangsters and hoodlums, re - ! 
ceived a- rebuff from the Minneapo- 
lis Journal the other; day. He' was 
tolji in. polite language is 
rbad form for a pot to call the 
kettle ; -black, and:r! that people 
should ■ cean off their own door 
steps. . . •. 

Bertie is. now engaged, in a Jour- 
nalistic effort to blacken the name 
of Minneapolis, but it Is not Minne- 
apolis.'nbr its crjme problem as 
such. that interests him. i He is af- 
ter Governor _01son, and he sees in 
the Minneapolis situatiohja chance 
to injure a liberal political move- 
ment which he fears will sweep. 
the country eventually 1 . . and 
sweep .out of power those who are 
merely puppets of Big J Business 
control. Knowing that [mobsters 
in his own city will -'"hump off'* a 
person for $10 or up, one would 
indeed have to be- very unsophisti- 
cated to believe that Bertie is real- 
ly shocked by what Mill City gang- 
sters do. He is playing politics' 
according to his ; own light — in 
accordance with '.the only, rules 
that he. knows. ,'■ ■ 

Good .Government Weeki such as 
tried out in Minneapolis, must have 
a wholesome, effect when the Tari- 
ous participating groups | are sin- 
cere and have n political axes to 
grind. Unquestionably, some good 
will result to Minneapolis. Altho 
some, individuals and groups inter- 
ested in Good Government Week 
were concerned more with politics 
than in efficient law enforcement, 
the- great majority had the go'od of 
the community at heart. ... 

But when it comes to .crime, we 
seem afraid to go to its causes . . . 
and this, fact impairs seriously the 
effectiveness of any campaign aim- 
ed at curbing lawlessness. .... 

For example, there would be no 
houses of ill fame • if the owners 
of property, many of -whom take 
active part in Good Government 
movements, would • refuse ; to rent 
their property to be used ifor that 
purpose. The claim of ignorance 
on tbe .part of property owners as 
to the purposes : their property, is 
being put. to can hardly be accept- 
ed. Likewise, there 'would be -no 
gambling if the bankers would re- 
.fuae loans on property need- as 
gambling houses. There would be 
in "cutting plants", no violation 
ol cbsing hours, no young hostess- 
es in beer parlors if/ it. were not 
ior the "upper lords" would make 
a .profit on it. The underworld 
gets Its example from the over- 
*wbrld of hankers and buccaneer- 
ing financiers _,/..; 

Ever since/ the depression; the 
groups -backing Good -Government 
movements have^ fafled to offer a 
real program' which would reduce 
crime* and take 'people off relief. 
Crime/is caused, chiefly by broken 



. By Harold (V; Hagen . 
Washington, D. C., — Taxes, 
farm relief and neutrality are the 
big topics of :concern and Interest 
to the U. S. Congress these days. 

With election coming , on Con- 
gress is reluctant to pass any new 
tax measures and it is almost cer- 
tain that little additional taxed 
over and above those now in ex- 
istence will be levied. - ■ , 

It is estimated that; between 500 
and 600 million dollars -will be 
needed to flpance the new farm 
program.: 1 From '110 [to 150 mil- 
lion dollars a year may be need- 
ed to. amortize the bonds to be is- 
sued to pay. the: soldier's service 
certificates. / ! . - 

.The treasury could borrow the 
money amr Congress cou|tf let the 
problems^of raising taxes to pay 
it . back/until the next sessi#n. 

However. Congress is somewhat 
upstt abiut it all. Currency .ex- 
pansionists- led, by Congressman 
/Patman and Senator Elmer Thom- 
as are demanding Issuance of 
"green backs" with the; usual back 
ing of the gold and. silver in the 
Treasury {vaults. Others favor the 
issuance of more interest bearing 
bonds to | raise money [and worry 
about paying for them later. Then 
there arela few. .who insist on rais- 
ing taxes) now to pay 'tie hills. . 
Pushing Farm Program 
The Administration's -new farm 
-program to take the. place of the 
invalid AAA is going- along nicely 
'in both.- the House. jartd- Senate.-. - 

Approval of both the- Senate and 
: House . Agricultural .committees 
has been given and the new legis- 
lation, is expected ofcfcbe passed in 
both branches;with«tp, lew. weeks. 
The- Mu* -introduced bj Chairman 
Jones of the Agriculture .Commit- 
tee -in the Houses is. for the. pur- 
pose of 'promoting v'.'ther conserya- 
: tion.and -profitable use of .agricuP 
turai .land: resources{by teroporaiy' 
Federal aid to farmers and by pro 
vidlng policy of Federal aid to the 
States for such purposes". The 
hill gives the" Secretary, of Agri- 
culture the authority, to remove 
30.000,000 acres- from cultivation 
with the ' farmer&.'&euig compen- 
sated for the acreafe withdrawn. 
Neutrality Bills Delayed - 
The Administrations proposed 
neutrality, program^ has met with 
considerable • opposition in the 
Senate, and it appears that it will 
be delayed 'beyond 1 the date, Feb. 
when the present neutrality 
act expires. If thiB : happens, Sen- 
ator. Pittman, chairman of the~ 
Senate 'Foreign Rel&tions Commit-' 
tee, has stated that be would ask 
for an extension- of the present 
act .to give Cohgre'Sfi'time to pass 
a new legislation.- '' * - : 

The Senate and House by one^. 
sided votes have repealed the pota- 
to, cotton' and tobacco control 
acts, thereby taking away any op- 
portunity the Supreme Court 
might have in making any decis- 
ion,, on their constitutionality. 

More than 1,700 union miners, 
delegates to the annual convention 
of the' United Mine Workers of Am 
erica, 'booed the. mention of AI 
Smith's riame during one of their 
sessions here, several days ' ago. 
John I* Lewjs, the head of the un- 
ion which! represents 600,000 min- 
ers, refused a salary boost from 
$12,000 a year to $25,000. The 
other executive heads also refus- 
ed large salary' increases. 

The writer 2 of this weekly col- 
umn, Harold. C." Hagen, Executive 
Secretary to Congressman R. T. 
Buckler, had the pleasure of at- 
tending the North American .Wild 
Ldfe Conference held here in Wa- 
shington, D. C. Feb 5 . 3 to 7 as one 
of the 15 delegates 1 frnm Minneso- 
ta. Hagen, a' member of the club 
at Crpokston, and O'. L. Kaupang- 
er, state secretary, represented the 
Izaak Walton League of Minneso* 
;ta at the gathering^ A .permanent 
i organization was perfected [with 
| "Ding" Darling, former head of the 
Federal Biological Survey, named* 
as President. , : The .conference 
hopes to coordinate and unify con- 
servation efforts of the numerous 
wild life and conservation organi- 
zations in the nation. '' 
\ x To those, who may be interest- 
ed, Congressman R. T. Buckler, 
will be' glad to Bend out a beauti- 
ful portrait of George Washington, 
size 21 by 27 inches. Any individ- 
nai or any orgahiratfon In the 9th 
{District may get one for the ask- 
ing. The picture is very suitable 
for framing. ,-■./. 
, Here are some business figures 
from "Business v Week" which the 
Democratic party' campaign lead- 
ers are pointing to with pride: Di- 
Tldenda of departihent stores in- 
creased 31 per cent In 1936 com- 
pared to ,1934-,- motor • industry 
made 42 per c ent^g reater profit; 
banks and insurance, companies, 7 
per cent; mail order houses, 165 
per , cent with; other business and 
industrial lines ranging from 1 per 
cent and np to 156 per cent with 
the average mcrease* being 10 per 
cent greater h> 1935 than. in 1934. --i 
; But still there-v:«^ il/MM),000; 
without jobs accprdhK 'to A atali^- ! 
ment*made bx ^aiuam- '^^n, a» ! 
President; bi: tha Amerfoin^Federa-'it I 
■ J "— *"- ; - J -^niisMiiinH W iiJ_ 

Jiess •ctivityv'WBa 21 per. cent high- 
er! thah the; same month to "1934 
whae the employment: was only '4 
per cent" greater, than fori thkj 
month; a year previous, '\>rf\ 
Veterttrii who have not yet 
ceiyedi their application 
th^e bonus due ftem whdiido not 
•find i it convenient to get. : their 
blanks locally; may secure one by^f 
writing to' CongreBaman R. Tf 
Bubkler, Waahihgton,}D. C. ; 

Farmers Union 
Washington Letter 

•'■':' : ' '\ \ i ' : " 

Legislation to replace the ; invali- 
dated Agricultural Adjustment Act 
is making; rapid progress through 
the CongresB and -probably will be 
.law shortly;! The principal objec- 
tion which 1 the Northwest iWjners 
Union; legislative Committee has 
raised is the allocation oi the nene- 
fits to farmers based on population 
which would disadvantage pur 
Northwest farmers. ■ 

A Bill providing lor the pay- 
ments of. contracts entered, into by 
farmers' witt the three A's has 
■passed 'Congress 1 and is ready for 
the President's | signature. ■■ This 
Bill also provides for feed add Beed 
loans to needy farmers. Due to 
the -work of this Committee last 
: year b)anket.mortgages on all pro- 
'.perty owned! byj the borrowing 
; fanner will not be required" as here 
tofore. Liens on crops planted 
with such sesd, or cattle fed with 
feed purchased with money 'bor- 
rowed from this source, :onlyi will 
he required. I 

| Your Committee Is directing its 
special attention to the' Tcurtail- 
rnent, of agricultural imports and a 
study of trade • agreements] also 
I Credit Unions arid the Federal 
Bank. ;r j |' : ' ■ | '; 
j The Commodity; Exchange' Bill, 
which provides for the regulation 
; of grain exchange! and . protection 
jto cooperatives and will make -pub- 
lic markets! out of} these private 
clubs, iB on the consent calendar 
;and maybe iip for a vote In the 
Senate at -anyi} time. Telegrajns 
arB letters addressed to yourjgen 
ators at this' time wnibe. helpful •'■ 

Mrs.- William' • 0<Qonnell (neb 

Helen Langeyln) arrived Friday 

^nbrning from;. Minneapolis to vis- 

r it here at the borne of her parents; 

House guests at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. A. B. Almetedt for a few 
days last week were the follow- 
ing: ! Mr. and Mrs, Uef Butterfield 
and ;Mr. and" Mrs. Hi. G, Hijte of 
Waukegon, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. 
Qeorge. Butterfield ,' of Ironwood, 
Michigan, arid W. T. Butterneldfof 
Federal Dam, Minnesota. They 
left for their respective homes on 
Thursday . morning. 

Richard Thronson, a sophomore 
at the University of North Dakota, 
spent the week end- at his home 
in this city. .. 

_ Mias Carrie . Haugen; superin- 
tendent of nurses at the Physici- 
an s Hospital, returned to this city 
Wednesday morning after having 
spent since last Saturday visiting 
with; friends , in Minneapolis. 

^. M 5°; .V c - Pope and two sons 
visited in the Cities over the week 
end. ! 

. Andrew Trovattn, who spent the 
past week visiting at his home in 
Mcintosh, returned, to this city on 

^TS^Christopberson feft V^^^****^ 

_. North 
Dakota,: where she will visit with: 
relatives' and friends. - : .>! 

: Miss Helen Margaret Olson oi; 
the loca] "faculty attended the cor-; 
ohatioh ceremonies for the ' 1936' 
winter, sports carnival queen oil 
Hamllne University at the Hamlihei 
gymnasipm In St. Paul 'Saturday, j 1 
Quests at the home of Dr. and 
Mrs. C. M. Adkins on Sunday were" 
Dr. and; Mrs. Galen.- Adkins of 
Grygla. * i '; j 

.H. Safford spent Tuesday in 
Crookston visiting with his wife 
who is ill. 

Miss Lucille Larson left Friday 
for 'Aitkin, Minnesota, where shia / 
will he Miss Peggy ShaVs guest 
for two weeks. Miss Shaw teach- 
es at Aitkin. ^ / : ' 


The Music Group of the Wom- 
en's Club will meet ai the club 
rooms In' the auditorium Monday, ■ 
February ^4. I Mrs.,C. H. Jung and 
Mrs. Gust Anderson ' will be the 
hostesses..' ' / 

Follow: the adventures of Bobhyi 
in the irorum. 

More Big February 
Values at National 

Friday and 


.Feb. 21 & 22 

Corn, Feas, Tomatoes, Cut 


or Was Cut Beans 

Full Stan- 4m 19 -|„ n ' _ M- , 
dard ^rade Mt oz.NO. Z C9HS 


Blooming I^irlei-Shsiing with 
bitter- cold and pearly exhausted! a 
decrepif hitch-hfker was pickedT up 
by' Mr., and- Mrs; Vincent Schisfer 
wio played tfid part of thelOood 
Samaritan enrbute home froin 
Ansan-.last ^eek.- The man had 
started hifcch-hiklrig from Mexico 
to the. Twin Cities three" weeksago 
m response to a radio broadcast 
informing him of the serious ill- 
ness of his only living relatSVe, a 
sister whom he had hot seen tor 
eight years.- J The first le» of his 
trip ; was -fine; through the Sunny 
Southwest, but in this section he 
had no clothing suitable for the 
elements, of the last three weeks. 
His last dime. pras 'spent ori the 
trip from DesMoin'es to Austin, 
Where' he had sold his good suit 
of clothes for three dollars, and 
he overshoes or heavy win- 
ter clothing. MarshalUHenn Den- 
nis -of Blooming. Prairie found a 
ride for him to the .Cities. 

Bananas, lb. . 6b 1 Head Lettuce , , 5c 
Oranges, sweet and juicy, 2 dozen . 33c 

on SUGAR Friday and 
Saturday; next week; another big 
■ ' Sale from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27. 

™„^ lg P & GSoa P Sale atNatioiial 

IVOBT S0AP, ; med. cake . . .6e OXraoi, fee. 34 or J^ 3 " ^ 

ITOBY SOAP, 1;. eafces 8 for l?c 
CAKAT S0,4P, 4 takes 

P & C SOAP^ 

Giant bars, 5 for ....'. 

K. IELLOW SOAP, 3 T)arB 13c 

OXTDOL, reg. 9 oz. pkg, 2i. .15c 

qHIPSO-^Bieh, tasting suds 
Ige.22 oz. pkgs, 2 for ... 33c 

■■$££ ' ii^yM&^&Ssti 


. V 

TP.I-cWWTY/ronuM.THIBr- MVHR PAIja, UltoffiBOTA 







-_J . ! 

:i-i«i|i nt rijt'ii. «"»r ivhli'h a celo- 
i| 'ciiuiocltiin vviis! the ivnti-r. 
tii^i-tissiii^ 'iielors, tlii'lr qiuil- 
inii] u-iim sume .conceived to 
be Their \\vu:;nc-ssi-s. 

"Nn niattcr jwimt Is sflhl." re- 
nia:I:Pil a ni'ii(.-jii*i>tVKs1o'milj "no mat- 
ter wlmt foUiU's they mny have, 
actors are ahva,vs charitable." 

*'Clinritiihle."'iesc1ntmed ;tlie come- 
dian/ "Voti are rljjht. I never saw 
otii'' yet who i wouldn't [take the 
orfier's part If tie not '.n.- chance." 

Open -nd Shut: , 

,- It was in anatomy class. The 
Junior, who hated girls; was reciting, 
■ pointing out the main character- 
istics of a skull. - i j 

"It Is a well-shaped skull," he 
said. ,>r t his woman — *? 

"Woman !" said the instructpr. 
**Just how do you know that this. 
Is n woman's skull?" '. 

"The month Is open,* 1 said the 
Junior who hated girls. 

■ Minute Calculation* 

"How's your boy . Josh doing In 
"college?" \. 

'Tine," said '"Farmer Corntossel. 
"Be has figured out a scale of 
prices that will let lis know just 
■where we stand when they begin 
to sell potatoes by troy weight" 

\ Not So Craxy 

(j6ne of the Inmates of the asy- 
Ium to the janitor— Say, janitor,' Is 
that clock right? 

Janitor — Yes. 

Inmate — Then ■ what Is It doing 


"My New .Year resolutions have 
.all £one to seed." ; \ 

."Cheer up, old chap; i they will 
.sprout again next New Year's." 

r V Good" Boy ; I 

'.-"Father (to son at -end; of school 
>teiiu)— Well, my boy, what results 
have we this term?' 

Son — Not so had. dad. I am nesr 
to the top boy when we;stand round 
in a rini:. 


Suzanne — Still nt it? And I 
heard you were uoing to cut \jut 
smoking oil 'your birthday. 

Robert — I was. iiut I found 1 ha;l 
just enough coupons to get this 
perfectly grand cigarette case. 

Mother Knows Best - 

Daughter — Marry- that old . rich 
fool? Why. I'd- die first.: 

Modern Mother— Nonsense, my 
dear; he's not as strong as he looks. 
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CHAPTER l:— As Alan qarto. proa. I lilas Ramlll's ..eyes\ widened. She 
i^'i°„»^°, re, T 1 °£ w J* ,T V'°''.. bl » 'Sinnccd '«>» his still hack to the 
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Ouwn lb -Triiol of the glacier .WHS 
Garth. Tjbe/ came to the channel 
where tbe/wllky stream gushed our 
of a tunnel cave In the blue^wblte 
ice. ■;'/;- •■/'..■ 

.Garth pointed to a shelf .of rock 
on the near aide of thevatream. He 
walked 16 to the cave-, f along the. 
smoothly 1 polished ledger LHlth Ra 
.mill shuddered and glanced op 
fearfully at the steep.; over-hang- 
ing ice face that .seemed - about to 
crash down. Yet after a moments 

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■tation. In It are Burton RamUl. mil- 
lipoalre mining mag-nate; hit daugh- 
ter, Llllth; ana Vivian Huxby, pilot 
and mining; engineer. Botlevlos' him 
to be only -an Ignorant prospector, 
the men offer to make an air trip to 
Garth's claim, although they refer to 
the platinum-bearing ore aa nearly 
"worthless.* Llltlh Raralll, product 
6t trie Jazz age, plainly shows her 
contempt for Garth. 

CHAPTER n. — Through Garth's' 
guidance the plane soon reaehea the 
claim alte. Huxby and -Ramlll, after 
making several testa, 'assure Garth 
hie claim is nearly valueless, but to 
"encnurage" young prospectors they 
are willing to. take a chance In in- 
vesting; a small amount. Sensing the 
treachery that lies ahead. Garth se- 
cretly removes a small part from the 
motor of the plane. 

CHAPTER" III.— Huxby and Llllth 
taunt Garth with his "gullibility," 
but thajr' tone soon changes when 
they try to start the crippled plane. 
Returning to ahora they try to torce 
Garth tp giye up the mlaalng part 
Garth manages to set the monoplane 
adrift and the current carries It over 
the CaMs, where It la wrecked. He 
points out to the enrage? trio that 
he Is their only hope In gu'.dlng them 
out of the wilderness, and to kill 
him would be fatal to all; 

CHAPTER IV.— Garth "begins the 
work of preparing for the long Jour- 
ney. HeXinsists that the others help. 
MoccaslnssmuBt be made, and Ramlll 
and his daughter hardened for the 
hardships ahead In their toilsome 
trek to the outpost on the'UackenxIe. 

Garth led acrossNo the east aide 
of the trough, ; After-eyery: halt he 
started the portly millionaire. 1 on 
again aa soon aa he could draw 
a deep breath, i They kept plodding 
np the tundra slope nntll/atSlast 
Mr. Ramlll's legs gave oat/ He stag- 
gered and collapsed. He lay, pwv- 
pie-faced and Quivering, spent. 

When able to{ speak; he gasped an 

appear: "Ka-qult I ^U'll kill— me I" 

.The exhausted 7 mna -turned flat 

on his back anil/basked.- Within a 


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few minutes he; drowsed off. Garth 
let him nap s/long two hours, then 
started him/on' up the long' climb. 

Three hours: Inter found them 
still below the lower end of the 
glacier./ Garth at last called a halt 
to the/climb. He headed back. . 

Midway down to timberlnnd, Ra- 
mlll collapsed, so utterly spent that 
t^e could ndt get' up even after a 
long rest, Ga^th took hi in] on his 
back and packed him on down to 
the camp, without a halt. ' 

Huxby 'and Miss ^Ramlll were 
feasting. / They had pried the moose 
leg out of the fire hole and broken 
off the' clay shelL The meat had 
baked to Juicy tenderness. Even 
the gristle was melted Into gelatine. 

When Garth laid her father In the 
leanto, the girl brought a big chunk 
of the best meat. But the million- 
aire eiirnber was too exhausted even 
to eat. i His daughter turned upon 

"Another of your damnable jokes I 
He's dylngl- you've killed him!" 

Garth smiled approvingly. . "So, 
after all, you're capable' of feeling a 
little concern for someone else than 
yourself Boll : the cup two-tfiirds 
fall of water, and put In enough of 
that sweet tea to cool it for drlnky 

"The tea Is hot already. I've 
kept baek Dad's share. I'll give It 
to aim straight" 

"You'll warm that water." ■ 

The mining engineer stood up.. 
/•I've told yon to speak respectfully 
to alias RamiU." 

Garth paid no -more attention to 
him than to the buzz of a mosquito. 
The girl looked expectantly at her 
fiance. He stood waiting for Garth 
to apologize. When Garth neither 
replied nor so I much as glanced 
around at him. 'the engineer's cold 


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lightly toted her father into 
campr /All this had been a x matter 
of seconds; fn another moment' she 
was darting over to the rill wltfrtbe 
tlri cup. .-:' : \^ 

When shecame to the leanto with 
the almost scalding hot mixture of 
boiled water and tea, her father, 
mattered, beneath groans, thnt he. 
did not want 1L "No — not Oh-oh-h! 
Let me die — In peace 1** 

Garth heaved jup the lax bead 
and shoulders, and held, the cup to 
the quivering lips. "Drink, or I'll 
pour it down your throaL 1 * 

A few minutes jlater the "dying" 
millionaire began to eat. He bolted 
down the Juicy tender meat until 
sleep overtook him in the midst of 
a ,bite. . J . ■-* 

Though spoiled, .Lilitb was far 
from being a fool/ She had begun 
to realize that to get what she want- 
ed, something more than wishing 
was necessary. Her father had gone 
over' to Garth, Even Huxby bad 
failed her. 

The rub, was over for Garth. .Miss 
Ramlll's.. surrender meant -that he 
was now the' acknowledged master 
of the party. Huxby had ; also ad- 
mitted the fact by going off. Instead 
of following up his Implied threat 
of attack. . He, however, would\r*> 
qulre watching."; /: ; .\ \ 

After eating his fill, parth'took to 
Huxby's bed./ beside fhe smudge- 
fire. He wakened ;to And that '; the 
sun bad. taken its northern dip and 
was just slanting up again above 
the mountain crests. It had been 
under much longer than In June. 
The summer was getting well along. 

Huxby bad stayed on watch to 
skeep the Are going. He met Garth's 
offhand gooji morning with a show, 
of Nrlvility. ' His cool . reasoning 
had brought him to the realization 
that nothing was to be gained by. 
upstaging Garth. ' i ' 

When Miss Ramlll left the lean- 
to, Garth stooped in' nnderj the low 
roof and began to rub her father's 
knees and hips. 'The millionaire 
groaned that he bad been ( stricken 
with a terrible attack of i lumbago 
and rheumatism. It was Impossible 
for him to move. • ■ 

Heedless of the plaint, Garth 
rolled the complalner out beside 
the cold baked leg of moose.. The 
"sick" man ate more than either 
his daughter or Garth. Afterwards, 
Insistent urgiug aud the| promise of 
an easy work-out persujjded him to 
get on his feet. They wandered 
around through the woods, with fre- 
quent pauses In the glades. 

When, several honra later, they 
returned to camp,: Miss Ramlll had 
completed one moccasin and was 
doggedly stitching at its mate. Hux- 
by came down from the trough with 
the gold pho. Garth melted the last 
of the moose fat In It and fried a 
heaping mess of ■mushrooms. For 
salad, he shook a quantity of pleas- 
antly acid sorrel from the bottom 
of his pail. With, berries for des- 
sert, the meal became a Ibanqnet. 
While It lasted there was a general 
glow of good feeling. - Even Huxby 
spoke pleasantly to Garth. 
>As before. Garth turned in at the 
same time as Mr. JilamiU. He wak- 
ened to find the first pair! of moc- 
casins finished. The girl had met 
his terms. 

He gave Huxby the moss bed, and 
V£? t n 6 . co " eot ,« attlBl1 "«»'• as „.„„ „ 1U1IB ^ llmara terrace 

nan nircnPfl n rlnvon nt~ r-n nnnn »»._ . . ,, „ " v, r** uouu 

counted 15. He waited : until the 

She Followed Garth Into itlte Chilly 
Blue Shadow of the Cave. 

hesitation, she followed Garth Into 
the chilly blue shadow of the cave. 

Several yards from the entrance- 
Garth stopped before a narrow side 
hole'that opened above a waist-high 
uprise in the bedrock. He reached 
In and picked up a bundled wfilte 
skin. Ont in the sun he opened 
the skin and showed a; piece of 
frozen meat . 

"How's that -for coM i storage?" 
he said. "Killed a young mountain 
Sheep on : my- way ont last month. 
Thought I'd test the glacier. Looks 
as If It's a safe meat house. No 
chance of spoiling, and not even a 
'wolf - had ventured inside.** 

Miss Ramlll sard nothing. She 
saw no reason to consider the cave 
of the slightest Interest There was, 
howeVer, the meat She .suggested 
that If It was not spoiled, It would 
mak« a change from - the moose 
meai This proved true. 

The descent bad been; made -by 
Ramlll without aid. There was no 
need to support much less back- 
pack him. He- had really begun to 
get a start In training. To Garth 
this was [all the more reason for 
pushing the millionaire the harder. 

In the week that followed, he al- 
ternated , ! more climbs with trips- 
around: Into the muskeg swnmps. 
He led bis sweating, [ swearing 
charge over nlggerhead grass, where 
the heavy-bodied city man had to 
jump nimbly from one big tussock 
to another or take a tumble. < 

Miss Ramlll tagged along on these 
grueling hikes. She also .made aa- 
other climb up' the gulch. : Garth 
cached In the cave the hundred 
pounds of smoked moose meat he 
had brought up on "his pack-board. 
He then led on up the glacier, half- 
way from its foot to the top of the 
pass.' That gave the three climbers 
.some real Ice workT Coming back. 
Garth knocked three brace of fool 
hens from spruce limbs with a stick. 

The half dozen grouse made a 
pleasant change. But even with a 
pail - of salmon berries for dessert 
they proved a- scant meal for the 
four : meat-eaters. The last leg of 
moose had already been baked and 
eaten, the tongues broiled, and the 
second ^muffle stewed. The remain- 
der of the smoked meat would not 
last long. So far. Garth had not In- 
terfered with Huxby's all-day pan- 
nlng out of the platinum alloy. He 
had not even asked to look at the 
take of precious metal. Food was 
a different mntter. Instead: of shoot- 1 
lag another moose, he called upon 
Huxby to join In a cariboo bunt" 

A band" of the big animals had 
drifted along the tundra terrace 

IsKment. at the: cutting." up of the 
second carUMn. Ullth took the belt- 
ax arid began to help. Mother Na- 
ture bad .cracked the polished {shell 
of artificiality In which^ the pam- 
pered heiress had been , ; encased. 
The! girl's few .days in the Wild had 
awakened primitive Instincts ground 
deep Into- the nature of womahj;dur- 
Ing the remote past of mankind. 
; So, upon reflection. Garth's amaze^v 
ment passed. He had managed tak- 
eover Jt,. even at the first when Lll- 
lth Ramlll took the belt-ax in .her 
-■lender band and severed the [neck 
bone of the cariboo with a single 
blow. ■ I s -' 

v ; Her father was the one who 
stared. He' sat watching the girl's 
quic.k, eager wielding of the hand- 
ax, his mouth slack,; almost- agape. 
Garth" could only surmise how she 
had always been coddled and tam- 
pered. Her^ father knew Itj He 
knew how, since her childhood, 'she 
had been wrapped about with silken 
luxury, waited "'upon by attentive 
servants, petted and spoiled. I 
. The. millionaire had been born on 
a farm. He could recall, seeing ala 
mother help butcher sheep and bogs. 
But she waa a farmer's wife. ! Lll- 
lth would not have known how to 
prepare a spring chicken for! the 
pan. And now she was cutting np 
caribou. ■ " I L 

Aside from an occasional, word of 
direction. Garth said nothing, when 
he finished dressing out the Iflfth 
carcass, he handed his knire to his 
eager helper, packed a load of meat; 
and carried It to the ice cave. I ■ 

Down in the gulch bottom be 
chose a pothole stone that would 
hold perhups three quarts. In the 
bowl he colled a wick of twisted dry 
caribou moss, plled'In' car!bou| fat 
and lighted the wick. When] the 
fat melfed, the v?Ick burned with a 
'strong steady flame. Caribou ribs 
furnished a grating oa which to 
broil steaks. The fat meat was de- 
liriously tender. Its flavor between 
venison and beef. 

When even Mr. Ramlll could est 
no e more, Garth carried the stone 
lamp into the Ice cave. Upon his 
return, he had Mrj Bamlll and Llllth 
look close at the caribou skins. 

"Ion see they are hair, not fur. 
But. every hair Is hollow, ttoihing 
Is warmer than a caribou parki . In 
fact the winter coat is too warm to 
be worn., that la why 1 killed six 
now, Instead of oncSou have never 
wintered in the North." I 

■ Mr. Ramlll tensed as If prodded. 
"Wintered? You can't mean to. In- 
fer you expect tO'Stay on here.1 We 
have your promise to take us" out.** 

Garth answered Mr. Itamill: "Yon 





havje my promise — mare's the 
A winter a la Eskimo would 
a wonderful experience for 
Rainlll. However, she will, 
course, preler to go back to 
and cocktails,- to paint, powder 1 "and 
lipstick."' - 
;She flared: "AM rid_ of you J 
(Continued ■ next week) 



Benson — Joe Hawkins, Benson 
high school student, can take It 
Joe was leaving the high butfding 
recently ..with his coat collar pull- 
ed up high in an attempt to cut 
down the" frigid blasts somewhat. 
As he stepped from the sidewalk 
into the street, an automobile driv- 
en hy R. W. Richards came along 
from, the west Joe didnt see .the 
car and was Btruck and run I over 
toy the rear left wheel, which pass- 
ed over him just 'below the ihips. 
The result' was that Joe's pants 
were torn at one knee. When he 
returned to school for the after- 
noon classes he "said it just "ach- 
ed" a little. ■ ■ 


Thief River Falls, Minnesota ! 

Edward Bratmd, F. A, CL S. i 

Consultation — Surgery — Urolotv 

Dr: A. M. Smith, X-Ray ! . , , u™ofcy 

- Dr. L. O. Culver. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 

Dr. C. W. Froats, Obsterics and Gynecology 

Dr. R, V- Sherman, Internal Medicine 

» t «-«., ^ ~J$- a ^ Sorenson, Pediatrica 
. B. I. Frolland, Busineea Manager 


had pitched a dozen or so upon the 
cache platform, . he . strung the 
smoked slices of meat on irawhlde 
thongs. Raking aside the : smudge- 
flre, he stood on the rack nnd tied 
all the meat close op under the 
cache platform. ' 

He then cllmhed upon the plat- 
form and piled the stones on the 
tie-thongs where they came around 
the poles. That would keep 
lnes or other pilferers, from gnaw- 
ing the rawhide to let the meat fall. 
No fourfooted creature could' now 
get at -the meat on the .under side 
of the platform, and even ravens 
would hare difficulty stealing much 
of It To complete the Jnri. '••i-th 
pulled off the cross pnlesi '•< :rhe 
smoke rack. ' - j 

For breakfast, the party jflnlshed 
the baked leg of moose. As Garth 
hnd foreseen, his three dry camp 
mntes had developed camp appe- 
tites. Better still, they were less 
Irritable. Their craving for drink 
and tobacco hau begun to lessen. 

At tlmberltae Hniby went up ithe 
trough with the gold- pan.) Garth 
headed again for the glacier. Thta 
time Mr. namlll did not pant and 
gasp so hard, nor did he have to 
atop so often. He managed to cUmb 
to the lower end of the glacier. 

WhUe he rested Id ai annny 
mook on the rocky side of the lat- 
eral moraine, hit daughter went 



band came . within 75 yards. He 
then let drive, shooting rapidly yet 
with careful aim. One after an- 
other dropped, each with! a bullet 
through the head. The stupid'beasts 
stared In the direction of the sharp 
reports. But they could see noth- 
ing. The sixth went down before 
the nine survivors wheeled and clat- 
tered off In panic-stricken flight 

The Haying waa well under wi 
when Huxby and Miss RamJ 
hastening aslant "the tundra ahead 
of Mr. Ruinin. The girl eyed the 
cleaa delicious-looking white fat "on 
the first flayed -body. ' "That looks 
gpod, Alani Vivian, you j can go 
back^to your mining.' Dad and I 
Will help here." , i " 

Her father colled out a j panting 
suggestion |for Huxby to wall and- 
carry down a load of meat 1 j ' 

"No need," Garth saldJ I 'TJon't 
stop, Huxby. Most of tbislvenlsoa 
Is going oh Ice. None will be al- 
lowed to; spoiV* { I j . . 
; The engineer did not linger! He 
had looked none too well pleased 
ever the 'giro's familiar use of 
Garth's first- name. Along with hit- 
displeasure: about this, there could 
be no doubt of his eagerness to get 

back tO the jtaHnnm panftlnj , - 

When Garth flnJabed the* flaytng 
of the carQwv. he started to dress 
m Jte Dodlotv GreaUy to bis aaton- 

. ; London, - England.-^Tho gigantic 
London Cooperative Society' tiegan 
the new year with a drive to add 
as many new members as there are 
minutes in the shopping hours' in 
January. Early reports indicated 
•that the drive would far exceed! 
its goal. Twelve thousanddnew 
members were enrolled in the! first 
four- days of the campaign. The 
London Cooperative Society [now 
has more than ja half million indi- 
vidual members. i 

Tupelo, Missj— Tupelo, first! city 
in thb country/ to distribute electric 
power produced by TVA, celel>rat : 
ed the second j anniversary of the 
signing of its .contract with thelgov- 
ernm'ent by initiating a 10. per cent 
rate cut. / 'I - ' 



Piiiilic Owiiership and Ca-bperative 
News Notes from Far and Near 

•/..Li* ■ " " ■ i-. , :- 


If you take the figures of the 

~ juu w« me uBures oi xae r. are already on; the staff. Prof 
Vi' ^f T ^ n } » f ^sn ciilt3 i IB yoa*fiad Colaton B.lWarne'of Amherst .Col 
Jtnat the dollar snent hv the nnn- in.. i, n .^ n *iA * :__*.- ._a.t 

s^hat the dollar spent by the con- 
sumer for. ten foods in the United 
States in 1934 waa divided 38.5 
-rentsto; the farmer and 61.5 cents 
to distributors and processors. But 
» yon take, the latest figures a- 
vailable for Denmark (those in the 
Daniah Statistical Yearbook for 
1934) you And that in 1933 . the 
Danish consumers* dollar was' di- 
vided 6M -cents to the fanner and 
36.6 cents to distributors and pro- 
cessors. In short, the position of 
farmers and distributors in the 
two countries is exactly reversed. 

Not only do the Danes produce 
and market cooperatively; they al- 
so buy cooperatively. T in 1931 
there were 1,826 consumers' soci- 
eties, numbering 331,000 members 
with an annual turnover of . 134,- 
700,000 kroner. These societies 
began in the 'wrantry, but are now 
rapidly spreading to the cities. ' 

The t efficiency of cooperative 
marketing was convincingly dem- 
onstrated In 3910 when American' 
com was sold at considerably low^ 
er .prices in the j cooperative stores 
in Denmark than in the feed stores 
of New York. By the cooperative 
method distribution cost Is reduc- 
ed to handling charges. 

Credlt : societies are owned and 
controlled by the farmers in the 
same manner as are other cooper- 
ative enterprises. There Is also ja 
strong jeooperative commercial 
•bank owned by the cooperative bo- 
cleities, i 

All the cooperative enterprises 
of agriculture, and the' joint soci- 
eties for the cooperative units, are 
members of the Union of the Dan- 
ish Cooperative 'Societies, which 
watches over their interests and 
publishes a. cooperative journal. 
No iGreat Wealth ; Wo Poverty 

Tan: economic set-up of Denmark 
Is auch.that it is practically im- 
possible for anyone to amass great 
wealth. This Ib because* the bulk 
of the profits, which go in other 
countries to the business people, 
are returned to the producers'. As 
economic power -always carries 
with it political power, we find that 
the farmera_andrlbe laborers are 
therulmg classes of Denmark. 
Thesfr<common people" — and that 
includes^the vast majority of the 
Danes^ — have v *-alowlv._rnade up their 
minds .to contTOl3he : conditions of 
their livingand tiKmake the ma- 
chinery o'f life subordinate to the 
spirit of life; they ha>e slowly 
learned to do this. A true coop- 
erative society is not gained in a 

The railroads, the . telegraphs 

turns on consumers' -goods will ap- 
pear about March 15. 

Twelve former employees of C. 
R. are already on; the staff. Prof. 

lege heads this organization. Arth- , 
ur Kallet, co-author of "100.000,00* / 
Guinea Pigs," President; Heywood/ . 
Broun ;of the American Newspaper/ 
guild, and - Dewey Palmer, formaa 
chief technician at C. R., - are di^ 
rectors. About 60 prominent lib- ' 
erals are sponsors. $ 

The Consumers'- Union- has of- 
fices at 26 East 17th street. New - 
York. ■ . 


Nutley. N. J. — Members of . the 
Nutley Consumers* Club reaped the 
first benefit of the cooperative buy- 
ing^ movement last -week when Atl- 
ston Pulsford, club treasurer, dis- 
tributed the first dividends. I'AlthoJ 
the. dividends total only abqut ?1«- 
the members' believe the occasion ; 
marks a real start toward 1 local 
consumer cooperation. '. ; 1 

The club wass^bunded last Aug- 
ust by. Mrs. JohnBobbs of Nutley, 
now Its secretary. The. aim is to 
obtain lower prices on high gTad« 
"pmmoditiea by special | arrange- 
Jent with lbeal stores. VThe ven- 
ors agree to siipply members witk 

particular: Product-^,nd to pay 
tlie club a commjssipn-for "produc- " 
ing this business. 

The goods are bought individual- 
ly by members "at the market price, 
biit the vendor, ' at the e^oWf a 
stated period, payB the club a com- 
mission .on the sales. It is this i 
commission -which was distributet j 
to the members Tuesday night in" 
proportion to th> .amount of their ■ 
purchases. The largest dividena j 
will be about $3, but as products ' 
are added a considerable saving U i 
expected In the buying of members-. ; 

Superior, Wisconsin.— ~ Pollowine ' 
the traditional- cooperative policy j 
of supporting| the labor movement : 
whenever"^K>ssible, the Central Co- 
operative Wholesale helped bring 
about a aettlement, favorable to the 
workers,- of the lockout in the Du- 
luth, Minnesota plant of the West- 
em Paint and Varnish company. 
The plant was closed by the man- 
agement, December 18 after the un- 
ion had .protested the discharge or 
workers who had been active in 
union organization. 

Ivan Lanto, buyer for the Coop: 
erative which purchases a large 
and growing volume of product* 
from the. manufacturer, notified 
the management that the cooperat- 
ive wholesale, beinjr friendly to or- 
ganized labor, would regret any la- 
bor discrimination at the Dulu'th' 



liiujna auuecu. ..lilt; lTeSLcna 

Paint and Varnish! Company In— __ 
dustrlal Union was granted recog- 
nition, re-instatement of ajlworkr-" 
ers withoiit discrimination, ! tlme^ - 
and-a-half for overtime, and seir- -. 
iority rights. The union express- - 

iii«? ranroaas. rn© - teiegrapns T , 1 _ Ti j. _„j i.„„.,j ^, — , "7,7 4 — ~C — '■ 

and the: lone distance telephone ^^J^'-J^^J^l £ **"* 

lines are owned and operated by %*ZTZ£!? e / °*& ° C w 6 ? m ~ 
t ne nfcitp : ■ 1 ■ ployees succeed. ^The Western 

HIK BUlie. ; , ^ ^ Pnint onH VoVnfeW n ^ T- 



m New York— The Consurners' Un joritj* rights. The union express 
ion of the United States, n^w non- ed its appreciation to the cooper- 
profit organization to supply infor- atiTe for heIping it ^q ^ e atrike . 
mation on consumers goods and 
services,! naa : ^ applied for a New 
York State cotpbration charter. « 

The organization was formed af- 
ter Consumers* Reseach refused to 
grant demands of its striking. em- 
ployees.- i Directors of C. R. have 
so far refused to obey a decree of 
the New 'York National Labor Rela-' 
tions Board that ifrehire three em- 
ployees discharged for union a ctivi- 
"ty. j " 

The first bulletin of Consumers' 
Union, which' will contain reports 
of research work and recommenda- 



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— 1SD HIS— 


Something New in a 
. ' Novelty Band • 

Sons of. Norway Hall 


T-Always a Good Time at— 
Admission: 40c and 25c' 

The Home oj 
Bettor Service" 


KfWAT 1 * the Time to Buy a „ 

: Buy that Used , Gar now, at pre- - 

vailing low winter prices. ;! 

You may hold the car for future 

delivery by making a small deposit, 

balance payable later. This plarHvill 

'Our values will surprise you. 






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0.0. Bjurpnn, Pastor 1 

Uooilrld^c Lutheran: 

Siinuoy school at 10 a. m. 

Service in English at 8 p. m. . 
t»nk Park: 

Servi.e3.iri EnnHsh at 11 a. m. 
Kosunduhl. Torgerson: 
.' Services in English at 2:30 p. ni. 
.■'The Ladies Ai'l ;vill be entertain 
f il '.by M-5. Alfred Olson, Thursday. 
V \,' *j.ry 2T./'' ■ ■ ■ :•'- 

No chnflrriia t i on j class this week . 


: ,: .':: .Utirklrv \ w. ><». 
"in f!i«> *'.€••■• rl tvflthp- Wist, Side : 
V: T. BJnrkliind, Pastor ) 

. FrWayTl'cb. 2Ist.:i ' ~~ 

Tiie B. Y. P. ;U. meets at the 
•:onie o f /Randalls,! 422 Conley Ave. 
So., at 
inn&af\ Feb. 23: 

Sunday school; at 10 a. ni. 

Horning service at 11 a. m 
^Evening service at 8. p. m; 
tYednesduy,' Feb.. 26:- 

Cottage prayer meeting at 


Tuesday. 7:30 P. M. Th/ Young 
Peoples meeting. [ : j y 

Thursday, 2:30 . p. An. Home 
League. ." >'■ ' / 

Thursday, 7:30 p-.ytn. Prayer ser 
vice. 7 

Friday. 7:30 p^m. Corps Cadets 
and "band practiceJ , 

~,r30 p. m..Song ser- 
vice." - y i 
. Sunday, 2:30 p. m. Sunday school 

Sunday; 7:30 p. 1 m. Salvation 
meeting; j ■ 


* M : : ■ — ■■ — : -=— — " 

■All services are ; postponed until 

4iarch 22. Please take notice. 



Sunday service at"" 11 a. m. Sub 
jec't "Mind". ■ j ' 

Sunday school at 10 a. ni. 

"Wednesday evening meeting at 
7:45. I . 

V- Reading room open Wednesday 
■from 3 to 5 p. m. ■ 

Atordial invitation is extended 


J. 0, Jacobspn,- Pastor | 

• -N ' ■ - • 

Sunday school and Bible class 
at 10- a. m. ■ l 

.Morning worship- at 11. 

Evening service at 7:30. 

Prayer meeting on Thursday ev 
• 3ning this week at the home of 

■ OlafKompHen, Horace No. at 7:30. 

The Sewing Circle will meet at 
the home of Mrs. U P. Poppen- 
hagen, Duluth No. jon Friday even- 
ing. Demotion begins at 7:30. 

Religious instruction on'"W>dnes, 

Sunday school at P. Engelsiad 
h ome at 9:30. I . \/' 

: E. A. Cooke,/Pastor j 

Sunday, 9:45 a^irh. Church school 
with classes^fbr all. - 

Morning worship at 11 a. m. with 
sermon „by the pastor from the 
theme:' "Thy Kingdom come, Thy 
wlll^be done, on earth as In heav- 
enC" 'The Ladies choir will render 

/a special anthem. 

The vesper service will be at 
4:3Qo*clock. The center of thought 
will be "Jacob, the' Shrewd". j 
/ The Epworth League will meet 

X at 6:45 with program for young 
people. The specipl bible class in 
Luke's gospel will meet on Moi.- 
day evening. Feb. 24 at the manse 
at 7:30 o'clock. / 

■ The regular 'bible class will meet 
Thursday at T and the choir at 8 
at the- home of Mrs. Engle at 503 

'Brid ge St./ \ 

\ aug/lutheran CHURCH * 

} / H. L." Sjogren, Pastor | 

* ■ ; — : ; . ;* 

Sunday, Feb. 23. 10 a. m. Sunday 

School: ' T 

Service at 11 a. m. ( 

H. A. Larson, Acting Pastor 


l-H. A. Larson, Pastor in Charge ; 

TarmvSt. IWoIre: 

Friday, Feb. 21, 1:30 P. M. Con- 
, firmation class. 

Sunday. Feb. 23, 2 P.M. Sunday 
School. "■<■ 

3:00 P. M. Service-. 

H. A. Larson, Pastor; .^ 


■'I R. M. Cory, Pastor ■ 

■• '■" • 

;■ Sunday school at 2 P. M. 
v | Worship at 3 P. M. 

"Evangelistic service at 7:45 P. 

All are welcome to Gospel Tab- 
.ernacle. . You will . enjoy the music 
by the Tabernacle orchestra and 
also special songs. ' 

Wednesday prayer service at 8 
P. M. 

Friday Gospel service at 8 p. m. 

Meeting place under Union 
S tate Bank. ' 

I B. IT. Fjelsiad, Pastor I 

Morning worship at 11. Special 

choir anthem. Sermon subject: 

' Luke 18, 31-43, "The Lenten Call". 

Sunday school and Bible classes 

at 10 o'clock a. m. 

Fireside meeting from 6 o'clock 
on. Devotion, program and refresh 
.. mentsr; The following iu&viduals 
and families will -entertains •'Mrs. 
M. V. Evenson, Mrs, 'H. 6: Loken, 
Mrs. Gilbert Sandum.HelmerjHelT 
..geBon, Knut Melby, Carl -Metby, 
Cala. Iauiu and -Inga Lund*, A^"E, 
Jacobson, Mrg. Gaston. Ward, &XH.; 

Larson. U. J. Lund and W. N. Mor- 
ell. [ ,\ 

Rti?ular meeting of Lutheran 
Brotherhood on Monday evening oT 
3 o'clDck. 

Luttier League Social meeting on 
Tuesday evening entertained by 
Circle No. 9 , ■ 

Kiil.iious instruction Wednes- 
day. T . , ■ 
- Next Wednesday, the 26th, he- 
ins Adh Wednesday, there will be 
Lenton services' in the evening at 
8 o' 

Trinity Lndies' Aid will meet on 
next Thursday and be" entertained 
by Circle No. " ' ' 

Choir rehearsaU'pn jThursday ev 
enifi£ at 7:30 -oVrtock.; 

Oonlirmation/classes . meet -oi 
Saturday afternoon. -'at 9 anil 10. 

\hvays a/nearty. welcome^ ! 

(Conjinu^d Ifrom page 1) 

torlten^oji to Seek 
for Governor 




i pounds 

the year from which. 66,406 
of butter was made. ■ .• " ■} 

The creamery received mi aver- 
age, of 24 97 eants iper po^ind for 
its output,, and paid an average, of 
27.71- cents per pound, forj butter* 
fat Its .^otal manufacturuiK and 
general expense -per ■ pou^id was 
2i72 cents Income - from, other 
than^dalry products, amounted to 
5437.39N j ■ « ' : " 

Joshua lokola da president. Eric 
Sundberg vice preBident,' 'N., , C. 
Knutson, secretary, I. M. ; Magne- 
son, treasurer and -operator, and 
Geo. Carlson, and Anton Koxsted,- 
directors of the association. 

Public Recreation j , 

Activities Announced 

"Sinfe my. appointment to the 
United; S:ates Senate by Governor 
Olson, jl havfc t been "repeatedly urg- 
ed by many FarnieriLaborites and 
Farmer-Labor organizations to an- 
nounce my political plans. I have 
refrained, believing that to -be en- 
tirely a matter for the Farmer-La- 
bor Convention or~ the- Farmer-La- 
bor voters to determine." 

"The FarmerrLabor Associa- 
tion's state, convention is less than 
six weeks away. ' County conven- 
tions soon are.t6 be held. I ap- 
preciate the desire of the party to 
clarifyj the political situation at 
the earliest possible date." ^ 

■ "Therefore, I announce that I 
am a [candidate for the' endorser, 
ment of the Farmer-Labor Party 
for Governor of Minnesota," 

"Governor Floyd B. , Olson defin- 
itely will be the Farmer-Labor can- 
didate for United State 1 Senator. He 
will, be endorsed unanimously, for 
the seat I now bold by' his appoint- 
ment. ■ The voters of Minnesota 
will| elect him overwhelmingly, ana 
send him to : Washington, that the 
state and nat!on|-' may have. ' the 
benefit' of his brilliant statesman- 
ship and matchless eloquence." 

"The issues of the campaign will 
he determined by the Farmer-La- 
bor Convention and ^incorporated- 
into a: party platform."-' 

"I appreciate to -the. fullest the 
confidence placedin hie by govern- 
or Olso.n and the State Committee. 
I ' have striven and shall always 
strive- to merit that confidence." 

"I have neverpbefore sought pub 1 
lie office. I cannot and shall not 
now neglect, the duties entrusted 
tome here, in order to fu' 
own candidacy. I shall leave -that 
to friends in the rank and file of 
th? Farmer-Labor Party." - 

"I do not wish that any activity 
undei-taken in my behalf : should 
cause the, deflection of one true li- 
beral from the ranks of the Farm- 
er-Labor party.' or impede by the 
slightest degree my party's • suc- 
cess in the coming election. I hope 
that all contests within.- the Farm- 
er-Labor ranks may be settled 
fa.irly and amicably, without bit- 
terness or rancor, keeping .^gkisight 
the greater goal next 'November. 
Xi sincere Farmer-Laborite will 
let personal ambition overshadow 
that goal." 

"I hope -that-- should there Oc- 
cur any premeditated effort toward 
disruption and discord it will . be 

"After the state convention and 
after the. primaries, the Farmer- 
Labor party will enter what.] may 
be the most crucial fight in its 
history." ■■ ; ' 

"I am not seeking battle within 
my own party, but unity nd solid- 

"I wish to mak& thie perfectly 
clear:. I have been in this move- 
ment slnee boyhood. I have -been 
in it because I believe' in it — he- 
liev& in its principles, have confi- 
dence in~its program, and see in it 
the only hope for the social'and 
economic reforms that must pre- 
vail it-Democracy is to he preserv- 
ed, and the .American people, re- 
stored; to the inalienable- rights 
that America's founding fathers in 
tended, should 'be theirs". "\ 

"It is my honest desire that not- 
one member of my party should 
feel that either he or tbe^party 
owes- me the nomination. Person- 
al ambitions have no place in the 
present-picture. I am not seeking 
my party*fhendorsement because I 
feel that it owes it to me. The 
party's choice of ^its candidates, for 
office is not' a question, of personal 
ambitions or indiyiduai\rewardB. 
Ihe party should select as Iteoioni- 
'nee for Governor the man wlib^Jt 
■believes, can best lead it to vxctjory" 
and most faithfully administer that 
office when etectcd.".- 

"Shpuld the Farmerrliahor Par- 
ty feei-that I am that noiin, .1 shall 
he honored' to have lt.yplace;^ihy 
game hefpre v ttie votera* of -iffihnBc 
sota ae/'the Farmer-Lalbor , candi- 
date f^or Gove rnor . '"--^ '.'A ' '."-'■'•' ■• 

Foui* Town Creamf t|V 
Has; Successful Yieiar 

The Pennington County! Recrea- 
tion Baa"rd. under the -chairman-' 
ship of -Mrs. B. O. Norby, is work- 
ing out a program of public rec- 
reation to be cairiEtd out in the 
city of Thief" Riyer Fallal and the 
rural communities, of the ! County 
under the supervision" of "the WPA 
Recreation set-upl I ' 

Work has "jbeen started Dn equip 
ment for the Boyi Scout headquart- 
ers. Puppets are being made for. 
puppet shows which are being spor. 
sored by Mrs. HalgrlnY, Public Li- 
brarian, and will beiput i on for 
youngsters of school! age.i 

Following is alcalendar'of week 
end activities to {be held if . weath- 
er conditions permit: J 

Saturday, Feb. J22: ; 2:30 p. m. 
Hike, Boys 12 to 14 years of age; 
3:30 P. M. Hike. Girls 12 ' to 14 
years .of- : age<. I ' | 

-'Sunday, February 23: 2:00 P. M. 
Hike. Girls of high i school [age; 
3:30 P. M. Hike. Business .girls. 
. Activities .for the [smaller 'hoys 
and girls will be scheduled as soon 
as the' weather is more favorable. 

All hikes are scheduled j to start 
from the Northwest I entrance of 
the Municipal Auditorium at the 
designated time, ! Anyone \ wishing 
■to .partake in these"; activities is 
welcome to come ' .. f . 

Warren Glee Cfobjs 

Chosen After $*jfout. 

Twenty-three high>school girl: 
were chosen, forlthej ?lee ( cluh at 
Warren aftr-r axieries of try:oiits. 
They are Elusaheth Swensdn, Leola 
Wilier. .Deloris j Airhart,| Ruth 
Boardson, Edith jHolm, . Margaret 
Reierson and /Jean Holmquist as 
altos; first : sopranos, * " Margaret 
Goulet. Genevieve Danielson,-. Vio- 
let B^o^vn. Edith Johnson, Ber- 

nlce Holm. Muriel .Millar, Bonlta 
TaralBeth, -Margaret Swenson and 
Dorothy Wadsworth; second so- 
pranos/ Marguerite ■Wjck, Ruth 
Rood, Dorothy . Rood, . Evelyn 
Strom, Dorice Anderson. Clalro 
Docken and Bite Trost 



! Montevideo — ,A conscientious 
school, teacher held her life less 
than her duty q.% Montevideo last 
week. ' Misa Cleo Evtrson, teah- 
ing in a rural- school /in Woods 
township, died from overexhauBt- 
ton.and a heart attack, due to sac 
rificing herself. in one of the 'most 
honorable . of > professions, i Miss 
Bv'erson -had. ^walked ' thrse quart- 
ers of a mile to, the schoolhouse 
through deep! snow drifts and the 
intense cold. After building the 
fire in the school building she 
called school to order. hut*hecame 
III during the morning j hours and 
was t taken home- She .died .the 
next day from the exhaustion'- her 
efforts had 'produced, and another 
unsung heroine passed on to a re- 
ward .where school teachers must 
receive the .acknowledgment their 
services. have due. 



j (Bemidji— A disabled five year 
old buck deer, on . whose ..right 
front hoof a two inch ring had en- 
circled itself when the deer appar- 
ently stepped into the ring, was' 
killed at Itasca State Park under 
the direction of game wardens. 
The piece of metal around the 
deer's hoof was a cap from a tj?o 
inch pipe, the sort to protecJKthe 
threads of a pipe in '■ shipment. 
Last year this same deer broke a 
hind leg and hobblj 


ithree legs. Recen 

it was seen to 


have somethin?rwrohg- 
toreleg as yell as the 
and its^pTogress was 
that ife^was thought best to -shoofe 
th^anlmal. ; Pressure of walking 
'_.._ the foot: which was encircled 
by the ring had made the foot ex- 
treniply sensitive to pain, the ring 
having worn ^into the animals, 
flesh.' :. '^^ ],' ■/; 


Wheats ; j 

No^Jr'Dark Northern '. 

Dark -Nor., 58. lb\ test . .". . . 
/No. 1 Amber Durum 

; Lake Wilson^-An itinerate watch 
maker aria; repair man (has. \*tink- 
er.ed" i with' the -watches of residents 
of Lake. Wilson a little^ totf much, 
and is being, sought, by authorities. 
E^ L. Bllds, -who makes his^Uying 

Comment on the Week*s News! 

From Am er'.cwa Commonwealth Federation ; 

/ I- 

partnei"8' pointing to commercial 

A succesfol year is Indicated i>y 
the financial and; bpjpra*rag, state- 
ment "erf; the^Fxinr.^&'C--^" 
aj^»v creamery which held 

this week.; -Thetinsfl to tion': ia&(~ * 

172,368 ^aaB^kX^eam d-^ 


Washington has had a taste -this- 
.week ot what is.' likely to happen' 
when in pursuit of the facts about 
matters of public interest congres- 
sional . investigators | ' invade . the 
"Seats of the Mighty'^ and uncover 
facts which powerful! men can not 
afford to hav e see the light of day-. 

Briefly stated, j this is ^vhat oc- 
curred. , Senator N^e's committee' 
investigating thej munitions indus- : 
try had its searchlight upon the, 
bankers for war jmohgers jand" war 
makers. It had previouslyj brought 
to light astounding \ evidences of 
corruption, of fabulous / . profits in 
government contracts fori- muni- 
tions, and of interference in efforts 
to bring about international arms 
reductions agreements. 1 _ Reputa- 
tions great and small had been 
shattered, in the j remorseless lisht 
of publicity. i I ' ' 

For a week while Mr. *J. P. - . Mor- 
gan and his. partners sqiiirmed on 
the witness stanff of; tne Senate' 
Committee, newspaper .editors in 
their editorial offices' squirmed al- 
' Editors' who! had ; nqt dared to; 
object to the^inyestigation finally 
began timidly tq^suggest that in 
spite of the evidence^theJ old fables 
regarding the war mustlhavesome 
validity. As fact after ^fact was 

brought out from -', the 


motives involving ; the ^United 
States in the World War, the pro- 
tests grew stronger, j And the evi- 
dence continued | bo : pile up: the 
Morgan banking j firm' had sided ( 
with England from the beginning , 
of the war in 1914. It had sources 
of confidential information from 
the United Statee government. . It 
manipulated credit to suit' its own 
international policy.; '■-■ '•! ; 

Editorials began to object to the 
imputed assumption j by the invps- 
tigators of economic Imotiyes in the 
United States entrance Into the 
war.^-An attempt was made h? Mr. 
Morgan x himself j to irevivp; the a- 
trocity theory as the compelling 
motive for participation I by. the 
United States in , |the:war.i ^Against 
such protestatlon^x, sttod, certain 
undispnted ■ documpnts^- j I among 
them the famous telegram from 
Ambassador Walter j Hinea'NPage, 
warning President Wilson-. that^the 
.maintenance of [America'a pre-enN 
irient^ trade position required her 
entrance Into the war. M 
'; The Storm Breaks/ 

With such damninjc evidence be- 
ing developed, l{ waa no] surprise 
when v a small grouD^ of senators 
seized uDon'^wha^t they, cpnsidered 
a fayora|ile.- i ip8ue, dlfltoijted and 
miere^resented: ja -statement by 
Senator. "Nye- in; committee, and 
made4a -\ great patriotic isene nut ot 
a drijpt to' atpp;. the mveatigation. 
Thfi isstie on Which they seised waa 
evidence 1 deyeloppd.hy thd conunit; 
tee .'that President Wilsonj knew^a- 
bout the secret ' jalUedV( 
the ;diyision of ppolls 
war, aiinbughihe ' "" 
:that ; -h^t " " 

It ^-^ 

pbse that-tfie protection of'good 
name- of Pfesv Wilson ;is. really- the 
'object bf the outburst in the Senate 
oh Thursda*: l anaVFriday. -Semuor 
■Byrnes of 'South 'Carolina more or 
less revealeti v the attitude of the 
objecting senators when he de- 
clared that .the committee had not 
developed a ;sihgle bit of informa- 
tion that was not already known. ■, 
'] If this is a correct, statement, it 
is a sad admission from Senator, 
Byrnes, If he knew all the facts 
developed by the committee,- and 
nevertheless? kept silent! during" the 
appropriatiqn of billions: of dollars 
for war pur^ses, he iwas extra- 
ordinarily obtuse to ordinary coh r 
siderations of civic morality, be- 
cause- among, the --thousands or 
facts brought o«t by the.committee 
there is to be found such"evidence 
as the followinfi: ' I ^~^.. 

i 1. That one aircraft company, 
manufacturing largely fpr the gov- 
ernment, accumulate'd assets^ and 
earnings exceeding one million 
times its original investment in 
eight years. | I \ ' ■ 

'■ 2. That . profite exceeding total 
wage payments 'were made on a 
number of Navy Department ship- 
building awards. 

1 3. That 'American, manufactur- 
ers produced the arms which ;Were 
used by Hitler's private army in 
^Germany. : ■ - 

\ Mostlr Heotj ; ; 

Senator .Nye and his 'associates 
have been, attempting to turn on 
the light T^^His opponents have 
very deflnitely^turned on the heat 
Senator Ckinnally^bf Texas, sug- 
gested that SenatoK^e' helpnged 
in ''some low house", ajnd Senator 
Glass thundered . jindlgnantly 
against the r committee for\the 
"shocking assault made on ^hs^ 
(Wilson's) characte-r and the at- 
tempted ' impeachment of his 
tegrity and veracity." 

If we separate the indignation 
from the issues involved, it be- 
comes a bit difficult to; justify the 
position of Senator Glass, Senator 
Connally, and • then* j associates. 
Certain things in 1917 led ns into 
ja war. The committee has been 
endeavoring to find outj what those 
things were, as a guide for future 
policy. Evidently Senators Glass, 
.Connally, and their associates do 
lilbt. want the committee to fcom- 
plete-^he Inyestigation.^ They ob- 
iject ,to v the record notlhecause of 
;the facts ^themselves, hut because 
of the. character of the facto and 
where, they ; leaiL^ ; - ; 

If the attack upon^ the commit- 
tee, is successful in squelching the 
Investigation, it will, he^a matter 
of great satiBfaction to |the^Morgan 
partners. ItlwiH be a greataoasto 
the American people, jwho jwere^ 
led into a ■yir. :5?hich, it is npy sus 
pected, ;wis, fought for purely i com- 
mercial reasons, particularly to re- 
trieve the aforgajr-forttiiieBj a war 
which, certainly enriched a i class 
of people' who are now industrious- 
ly huildlng- up the mechanism tot. 
a new: .Tfmr, twho have) ^broken up 
peace' cbinxrehces -• and*; disarma- 
menVwKrtai'vand-Who have armed 
t^-A^-u 1 ^^^ 0g a th ;j American 

^S^^^ Spp^^^p^^^^M^^n^ -fefer- 



traveling frpm town" to >bwh!,re- 
pairing! clocks and' watches^ drop? 
ped*. in | on Lake Wilson end. lona 
nd Avpca, nearby. • His work was 
guaranteed, he'rsaid. ' JAnyone "who, 
entrusted 'a watch to f his- expert 
hands would never have to. worry 
about it; again. It is ~trus». that his 
customers have been | relieved of 
tbe\ worry of whether! their time- 
pieces would keep good time, hut 
they 'have been left with the wor- 
ry of wondering where ,their watch*- 
es were.. Bliss apparently- decamp- 
ed with* a collection of time-pieces 
and cannot be found..] One of J the 
watches ;was valued at $40. '■ ■ 




Grand RapIdB — A narrow escape 
fromf death" prak chronicled for the 
Ai K;*Secklnger family wh^h snow 
was blown jintp a hard drift :bver 
thd pipe which . carried off • the 
fumes from a Jgasoline engine and 
carbon monoxide gas war forced 
back|into the house, lae fngine 
operates a home electric lighting 
plant .and back, pressure from the 
exhaust forced out the packing in 
the yralls and permitted the -deadly 
gas to seep.' into the rooms. Mrs. 
Secklnger ,and two children had 
retired, when the youngest daugh- 
ter [became violently sick. Seek- 
in ger realized that the 'gas must 
be present, althought it could not 
be detected ' by taste or odor, and 
pulled open: the wihdbws. Had 
the | family retired a few 'minutes 
earlier. '■■, all would probably have 
beeiukilled. < ; 

Those who tell Jokes poorly suffer 
from! being misunderstood. '. 

A man who does nnti iook ; you In 
the face "cannot be trusted. 




Mixed" Durum . 
Red Durum j..' 

. .51.12 
. - 1.09 
.. .94 
. . ' .87 
.. .65 
. . 1.58 
.. .18 
. . .39 

Poultry andProduce' Vr- 

Colored Springs ." . .V>V!. . .'/ '.it 

Leghorn Springs : .■ ."V • -.1? 

Light Hens ..;.>... ...-'.li- 

Heavy Hens .X ...... . .10 

Cocks ...... 1..;:; ! M 

«tags i. ■ .11 

Dtots, 4 1-2 lbs. or aver ' -IS 

DuokSKUnder 41-2 lbs' ...... -.In 

Geese 1. ....... .11 

Tame Rabbits' .:■ M 

Butterfat, Cash— . ■ 
Sweet . .'. ..i'-. . 
Grade No. 1 .;. . . 
Grade' N'o. 2 

Eggs.. No. 
Eggs,- No. 


....I. .22 


• ' ■ : ■ I ' • - " 

ternational Revenue' Service AIco- 
\hol Tax Unit. Sf. Paul, Minnesota, 
February 8. ^ 1936. ' Notice is 
iWeby 1 giyen that on December 
27, 11935, .L'.one Ford ; Coupe, 
1931{ Model A. motor number 
A-3615551, license number B-56- 
Jfli| (Minn; 1935), jwas seized 
from Frank Stewart \ Coates on 
the| streets ' of Thief jRiver Falls. 
Minnesota, for violation of the In- 
ternal .-Revenue . laws, ' Section" 
3450. United States Revised Sta- 
tutes. . Any .peraon claiming said 
automobile must appear at my of- 
fice on or before March 14, 1936, 
and make such claim and give 
■bond for costs for transfer of for- 
feiture proceedings to the United 
States District Court, 1 or said an** 
tomobile will be forfeited and sold 
as|.proyided in Section 3460, Unit-, 
edi Stat'es Revised Statutes. S. B. 
Qvale, i District Supervlspr, 706 
New Post Office Buildlngi St Paul, 
Minnesota. - * - ■ \ ■ 

i i:Feb. 13-20-27, 1936 

Forum classified, ads' are^one cent per- word ifer" insertion, 
mum charge. 10 cents.' Blinds ads 10 cents additional.'' 

Credit' will not be accepted for classified advertisements except 
where advertiser already has an account bf good 'standing with] the 
Forum! . . ' . ■ -~ * 


Shoe repair- shop, with some 
harness repair equipment. Bldg. 
12xl8i Six • foot finisher; Singer 
patch) machine; small tools. . Sell 
all or part. Reasonable. Didrlck 
Danielsoh, Middle River,. Minn. . 

' '. : •.; ^.46-47? 

' Have a, few shorter leg toms left. 
The kind best for market. Early 
maturing, easily fattened. - Also 4 
incubators. - Allen, Turkey Farm, 
Radium, Minn. * . . l"tp 

Old papers, i Two bundles for 5 
cents. FORUM Office. A" Rts. 

156. acre farm. Well improved 
with 'gooo" buildings. 3%^mi. from 
town. Hi E. Sjoquist, Strandquist, 
Minnesota. ' • 15-Rts 

TliatcheT seed wheat ?2.00 per 
bu. Wisconsin N'o. 38 malting 
barley 65c. ' H. E. Sjoquist, Strand- 
quist, Minn. 15-R.ts 

I Daybed, 1 Folding Bed,' 1 Kit- 
chen Set . (Table and Chairs). 1 
Three Burner. Oil .Stove v/ith Ov- 
en," 1 "Waterfront South Bend 
Range with 60 .gal. capacity^ tank 
and all fittings, 1 Walnut^ Buffet. 
516 Arnold Avenue No., Thief Riv- 
er Falls, Minn. 4I-tp 

Heavy paper, similar -to building 
paper. .Sheets about. 4'x5\ Large 
bundle t 25c. Only a limited' sup- 
ply. | Call early. FORUM. Rts. 

' The Forum is $1.50 per year 


State ' of Minnesota, 



County of Pennington )" 


In the Matter of the Estate of 
Elizabeth Holland ■ Bakken. form- 
erly known as Elizabeth' Holland; 
Decedent. '■ 

- The State of. Minnesota to Sel- 
mar R. Holland, Mamie Holland 
.Schland§r, Anita. Elizabeth Hal- 
bach,; Dorothy- Mary, Holland, Al- 
fred Lawrence Holland and Mis- 
sion Board of the Lutheran Church 
of America, and all] persons in- 
terested in ; the sale] 1 of certain 
lands '-belonging to said Elizabeth 
Holland Bakken. ■ The petition. of 
H. O. Berve as representative of 
the above named Estate, being du- 
ly- filed in this court representing 
that It Ib necessary and for - the 
best interest. of said estate and of 
all interested therein that certain 
lands bf said Decedent described 
therein be sold it private Sale and 
praying that a license be granted 
to him to sell the same at private 
sale, ■ 

Now, Therefore, You and each 
of you, are hereby cited and re- 
quired to show cause, if any you 
have, before this court, at the Pro- 
bate Court Rooms, in the Ctfurt 
House in City of Thief^River Falls, 
County of Pennington, State of 
■Minnesota, on the'. 7th day of 
March: 1936, at 10:00 o'clock- A. 
M., why the prayer of said .peti- 
tion should- not be. granted. 7 "" 
, WITNESS. The Judge of said 
court, and the seal of said court, 
this 10th day of February.1936. 

(Court Seal) . ( 

. j' ■-- Judge ot Probate Court 
Attorney for Petitioner. 
Thief River (Falls, Minn. / 

(Feb. 13-20-27, 1936) ' 


Will sell for lees than, wholesale 
2'newThor "gasoline" washing 
machines. One . equipped .with 
Bridge-Stratori,.4-cycle motor; lone 
with Johnson ^-cyqle motor. Call 
at Phillip 66 Station. 3<hltc 

Underwood, rotary stencil duplr" 
cator. In very good condition." .Will 
sell- reasonably : jf taken at once. 
Apply. Box B Forum Office. RTS', 

If you have - a house to rent or 
sell^ sec W. H. Mulry, Rental/ Sales' 
and Insurance. Agency. 21-RTS 

Incubator, 240 egg size. "Queen 
Brand" in first . class condition. 
"John Eidelbes." Erie, Minn. 45-gtp 

Farm for sale or will trade for 
city property. See "Mr. Engan, 
Thronson Motor Co. 3Q-ltp-20-RTS 

Owls foB-.mounting. Give price, 
size, kind. Ole Williams.' Grygia, 

Minnesota.: -.-■-_ - 3-tp 

. Feed Grinding, every Friday. 
Wood sawing, every day except 
Friday. See or write Martin Rehm 
Hazel, Minn. ■ 4&-4ti»i 


Get your feed ground at the Sin- 
clair Bulk Station. Helgesoa & 
Fossnm. ■ 44-4tc-fiic 

Local & Long 



Stock and General 
Trucking I 

Bredeson & Sons 

Phone 417 
216 Fourth St. West 

Thief River Fall*. Minnesota 

■^-m^mi^ iPii 


State of Minnesota,^! ) . 

| ' i | " ! .- • - BS) 

County i of Pennington! ') 

'In «ifi Matter of the'Estate of 
Anna Monson, Decedent: j 

Th^i;state' of Minnesota, to 
Hannah Olson, Gust ! Monson, Os- 
car: Monson, Laura iVoigt, . Cora, 
Stenberg, and Myrtle j Monson, and 
all persons^ interested in; the final 
account. and distribution of the es- 
tateLbf said decedent:. The repre- 
sehtatiye of the above named de- 
cedent,] having filed in 'this Oourt 
his final account of the ' adminis- 
tration of the estate of said deced- 
ent, together ^with -his \ 'petition 
praying for .the adjustment, and 
allowance of said final account and 
for distribution ; of the residue of 
said* estate to the. persons there*: 
unto entitled. Therefore, YOU, and 
EACH* OF ;YOU, are .hereby cited 
and required to show 'cause, fa? any 
you have, before this; Court at the 
Probate Court Rooms] in. the Court 
House! in the City of Thief Rlveri 
Falls hi the County ot Pennington,' 
State bf Minnesota, on the 7th day 
of -Match 1836' at 10:00 o'clock Ai 
M. wipy- said .pejtition should not 
•4(e granted. 1 - I . j 

>Witness, : The Honorable 'Andrew; 
Bottelsori, Judge of Bald Court and 
the seal of , said court this llta 
day of February 1936. } ■ \ 

■■(sbam -ir-.c ':" | ■ j . = '! 


vjh Judge of! Probate 

'H. O-BETRVII," : •■'- ""/j- '•'-■• ' 

Attorney, tor Petiaoner, 'f J; 

Thief River Falui,. Minn. 

(Feb.: 18-20^37. """ 

The undersigned. Vice President 
and Secretary; do hereby certify, 
that they are the 'president and ; 
secretary respectively, of The- 
Peoples Co-operative Store Comp-' 
anyi of Thief River Falls, Minneso- 
ta; ■ 

That, at -a: special meeting of 
the • stockholders of said company, 
duly called and held at Odd Fel- 
lows Hall in the city of Thief Riv- 
er (Falls, county of Pennington, 
statie of -Minnesota, on the 14th day 
of February, .1936, a quorum of 
stockholders was present In per- 
son jand so registered, and that by 
resolution duly adopted by , more 
than a majority of the shares af- 
stock represented, Article V of the 
articles of incorporation of said 
company, which'in its present form 
reads as follows: "The amount of 
the capital stock of this corpora- 
tion shall be ($25,000.00) j twenty 
five thousand dollarst which shall 
he paid in, m money or property, 
or in both, ib isuch manner and in 
such amounts as the hoard of di- 
rectors shall order. » The capital 
stock shall be divided into 600 
BhareB of par- value bf ($60.00) fif- 
ty dollars each,"' was amended to 
read as follows: ' "The amount of 
capital stock of said cooperative 
company shall he twenty five 
and ($25,000.00) dollars and shajV 
he divided into twenty five hundredT 
(2500) shares of ten ($10.00)/dol- 
lars each and shall he paid x for at 
such time and in- such planner as 
the directors of. the company shall 
order. The- ownership of capital 
stock: in this company by. an indi- 
vidual; stockholdejrBhall not exceed 
the .par value .of one, ' thousand. 
($1000.00) i dollars; and suoh'sharea 
of stock shaU. trahiferabie 
except -wla the approval. andfpori- 
sent of-the board oJ 'dlreotcirsf ot; 
the'co^pjfmyV r Interest (dividends) 

cBpital-atock in excess of five per' 

cent per.- annum, which shall" be .. 
non-cumulative. The net income 
of the company shall be distribut- 
ed annually- oh a 'basis of patron- 
age. Stockholders shall be r-etxiDt- 
ed to but one vote in the "affairs of 
the company and votin" by proity 
shall be prohibited." 
have hereunto set pur; hands and 
caused the corporatj. seal of said' > 
company to be hereunto affixed 
this 14 day of February. 1936;"% 
J Vice President. 

State of Minnesota ) ■ 

County of Pennington ) 

Be it remsmbered" that on. this. 
14th day o^ February, 1936, before y 
me a notary public within and for/^ 
said county, personally appeared 
"H. Halland and C. E; -Heljquist. to 
me known ti ha the ne r ^ons des- 
cribed .in the above, and foregoing 
instrument and whose -names are . 
subscribed thereto and severally 
acknowledged that they executed 
the same freely and .voluntarily) 
and for the uses and purposes 
.therein expressed. ■ 

' ' * H. O. B.ERYE, 

. Notary Priblic, \ 
County of ppnningtoa 
• i i. Minnesota 

J«* commission expires Nov. . SO, 
1938. - ' 

Feb. 20-27, 1936. 




State of Minnesota Y ' 

County of Pennington ) 


In Re Estatei of Albert Nelson, 
Decedent. ^ / 

Lloyd A. Nelson having filed a 
petition for the jprobate. of the will 
of said decedent and for the ap- 
pointment of Norman Nelson of ' 
Bagley, Minnesota as Executor of 
said Will, which will is on file in 
this Court and open to inspection; 

IT IS ORDERED, That the hear- 
ing thereof* be had. on March SO, 
1936, at 10 ' o'clock, A. mT before 
this Court in the probate court 
room in the court, house in Thief 
Riyer Falls, Pennington -County' 
Minnesota, and inat objections to 
the allowance,^ said"*wiH,-if 'any, 
he filed' hefpfe said time of hear- 
ing, that>£he tune within which 
"creditors of said decedent may "file 
their^ef aims be limited ! . to . f^nr 
months from] the date hereof, ands 
thit the claims so -*filed/.1)e : heard x ., 
,011- Tuesday, June' 16, 1936, at -10 
o'clock: A. M% before this Court .In . 
the ^roh aje court .room„.in ,>.the 
"cpnrt hous^incThief River' 3?sirl», 
Minnesota, andtttat notice hereof 
he given by pUbScation ot- this or- 
der In the Tri-County Forum and 
hx niftilefl' notice as prpvided^by 

I^W.-i^uAi-'. ' ■'•■ . '■■■-">■ 

pWefl»W?ruary IB, 1936, 

tcouwr seal) .. .-. ;. ^; 
C:v /*^B^EJw>«orriaLffl3Nj" «i. . 

Paarson;^ 1? ■ ' yi 




< 4mWBl* j*VaL 



An Unbiased News'Policy 

A Continuation of th 




l / • 

Discusses the Work of the 
Special jsession of The 


Local Club Favors Nat'l. 
Third Party, in 1936 

/ The Thief River Falls farmer - 
^ labor club heard an interesting 
discussion on the work of the spe- 
cial session 'Of -the legislature by 
Representative J. O.Melby of Ok- 
lee-at its meeting on 'Friday eve- 
ning of last week. After. discuss- 
"ins the labors connected wi£h the 
passage of the old age pension bill, 
Mr. Melby' stated that due to the 
gaj: rules invoked by the reaction- 
.. .ary majority it was impossible to 
get consideration for any tax re-' 
forjns. -The senate, -Mr'. Melby said 
killed the unemployment insurance 
bill, so that"; it will be impossible 
for the state to avail itself of the 
rederal aid in ; this direction! 

Eliscussing tax reforms.- Mr. Mel- 
by suggested! that the time is here 
for rebuilding on more scientific 
/' lines the tax structure, of the state. 
He explained at some length the 
plan of abolishing the present 
'-. plan of levying on real estate am 
personal property the balance 
quired for governmental purpo* 
in excess of receipts from the fix- 
ed tax rate on incomes, and .pug - 
' grated that the method be rev/rsed 
so that real estate - and pe/sonal 
. property would .be taxed a# small 
; nied* rate and that the net? income 
! .and inheritance- tax be l/vied ac- 
| (Continued on Backpage) . 

Workmen Suggest 
New WorferProjects 

.The Wprkmens^krotfictrve league 
is continuing ^iijpgrowth with twen 
ty new members being admitted to 
the -'organization at the meeting 
on Monday evening. 
; -^ Nick Walrforf was selected as 
chairman at 'the evening and af- 
ter some ^discussion the project 
" _committea , was instructed to con- 
tact the/city counciKfor the pur- 
pose o$ launching projects on the 
Xollovsng city improvements: Wa^- 
!.er maans extension on the' east^ side 
i/and/sewer mains on Arnold ayen- 
' ue^rora 1st street, south five 
blacks; storm sewers on Conley I 
avenue; either a sewer extension 
&t a sewage disposal plant to: el- 
iminate the foul odor from the riv- 
' er along Riverside avenue and the 
tourist park". Attention was also 
called" to the bad condition of the 
city d-rinklng water' and suggestion 
made that the .council take, ade^ 
: qnate measures to rectify- the con-' 

ditibn- / 

I 'A. small amendment to the con^ 
! stitution was offered and laid over 
■ for 'action by the fifext meeting of 
I the league. / , , 



Thief River P/als,; Pennington County, Minnesota, ; Thursday, February! 27. 1&36 ' 

Wh is cohdGctirig evangelistic 
services at ihjf Gospel ; Tabernacle 
each evening/; He will address a 
joint service/at the'Salvation Army 
hall on Sj^hday, /evening. 


Co-op /Classes May Be 
Stated About April 27 

AJte'achsr for the contemplated 
aduft school in co-operation can 
no/ be obtained -until April "27th 
according . to word received from 
she state department of educa- 
tion this week, by C. .E. Hellqulst, 
member of th=- group sponsoring 
such a class for this city. 

It is hoped that the classes-can 
be started at' that time or soon 
thereafter, Mr. Hellquist stated. . 


lyietlpds of- Improvement 
Me'' Pointed Out ! by 
■ JHJ" Seed Expert | ; 


Turkey! Expert to b}e Here 
During the First; Week 
• in March ; I 

PosVOffice Will Be 

Moved About Mar. 14th postoflice building is 
nearing completion and it is ex- 
pected that fixtures ; can be install- 
ed and the office opened" for busi- 
ness:- in-'the new building about 
March 14, assistant postmaster, 
Walter Smith stated this week. 

The: lockboxes in the new 'build- 
ing will be provided with keylocks 
instead of combination locks as in 
the present quarters. Box patrons 
of the office are being provided 
with keys for the new installation 
at this time so that there may be 
no delay in-service, Mr. Smith said. 



Highway ' and I Building- Jobs Are 
'■ fcxpected to Believe- / 
Unemployment / • 

WorlrSchedulea On 
H. 59 This Year 


A. M. Graves, highway divisional 
engineer for this division? was; in 
the city on_ Wednesday on matters 
of "business in connection with the 
highway department 

Asked what the highway depart- 
ment's "program ., for this district 
is this yearV"Mr. Graves stated that 
some work will^be done on T. H. 
55 between here and -Jfoyesr that in 
fact some 'of this has already been 
let/ Fifty-nine from here ib^ErBk- 
ine has "been surveyed, Mr. Graves^ 
stated and it is hoped that some" 
work may'jbe done on this also.; 

Asked what hopes there are | of 
getting ■ some construction ,wotk 
done on T. H. No. 1 east of the 
city,. (Mr- Graves .stated that it is 
well ; known to the department 
that ' the traffic on this road i is 
heavy and that if it should be pos- 
sH?le„ to do so; the department will 
"certainly wish to make improve- 
ments on this stretch. 'He poinded 
out however, that the heavy- snows 
and. storms this winter has JfctCken 
a, terrific toll- of highway funds' and 
that:. consequently the construction 
work engaged in may/be corres- 
pondingly curtailed. / 

,Towh Elections to be 
Held^Paesday, Mar. 10 

'Town^lerks are posting notices' 
this -.week of the annual township 
elections to^e^neld on the second 
Tuesday of March. One member of 
jV jy to^n .boarcl is tri^be elected in" 

" cpfces and in^spme^iowTiB . also a 

M&&&P& the ex- 

*§*•-- - -- 

In anticipation of considerable 
highwayand -building, construction 
this^coming seasbn/allj persons re- 
siding; iri Pennington 'county who 
are out dl employment . and who 
have had previous experience in 
this line of work-in the skilled and 
semi-skilled classes are requested 
to contact the National Reemploy- 
!me'nt -Office at Thief River Palls 
between the hours' ofj 8:00 A- ln\ 
and 5:00 P. M. on any week day.' 
. It is expected that workers of 
the following will he in (re- 
mand: Grading, Graveling and Oil- 
ing-^SIopers, rip-rappers, truck 
drivers (1% to 5 ton) , caterpillar 
tractor operators (pulling elevat- 
ing' graders, blades, tumblebugs, 
hydraulic scrapers, "bulldozers and 
black top -pavers), dragline, power 
shovel, elevating grader, - ( blade 
grader, rock crushers, oil spread- 
ing machine a.nd -black' top'"paver 

Paving. Construction — Batch 
■truck Idrivers. pipe line men. bull 
float operators, metal formsetters 
and. Jointmen." .' .'; / 

Bridge and Culvert: Consjyuc- 
tioti — Carpenters (rough and: fin- 
ish^, bricklayers andj, tenders, mor- 
tar mixers, .painters^ roofers, 
plumbers and steapiBitters, pipe 
coverers, electricianL concrete- fin- 
ishers! and stationary hoist operat- 
ors. ■ / i. ; 

ThejNRS Office isj experiencing a 
shortage of domestic help such S3 
hoosekeepers on farms, maids, 
waitresses, etc.. and all women de- 
siring j this kind of employment are 
requested* to get in touch with' the 
office ! at their earliest opportunity 
as with the advent of spring this 
class of workers will be in demand. 
Farmhands will also be'in demand 
at . this time. All: persons having 
trucks in good condition equipped 
for : gravel or dirt hauling should 
notify the office to dis effect 

The importance of using the 
heaviest seed .available this '. year 
cannot -be too strongly emphasized, 
was the statement made by W.-W. 
Bropkins, [Extension Agronomist, 
at meetings held at Thisf River 
Palls and St. Hilatre last jweek. 

Mr. Brookins pointed out that 
although there la. n relationship 
between teat weight and germina- 
tion, the seedlings^ from} heavier 
wheat will posses much more vi- 
tality. Mr: ' Brookins j advised 
farmers who have to use! light 
wheat to grade it up by'hoavy fan- 
ning. Considerable improvement 
can be effected" in this tway. A 
germination test should bejmade on 
all grain" intended; for seed. :j * 

Wheat tests may beobtained by 
sendlhg samples to 1 the Northwest 
School of 'Agriculture at Crooks- 
ton. Wheat and other seeds will 
be tested if sent to the Seed Test- 
ing Labbratory at "University Farm, 
St. Paul. 

The method of treating; seed 

wheat is ■' important Treatment 

with ceresan improved germination 

greatly in .all instances,, while the 

(Continued on back page) 

Nunajber 47 

Amlie-KeUer to; Debate ; 
Over Air Tuesday, Mar.i 3 

A debate on the! "New Deal 
' vs. a New Party" will be broad- 
cast oyer the Natlprial Broad- 
. casting company's. inetwo.rk on 
Tuesday evening, IMarch. 3rd 
- from 10 to 10:30 P. M. East- 
ern standard timej (9 to 9:30: 
P. M.;here.) , i 

The ;jdebate. will ;be netween 
congressman Thomas R.' Am- 
lie, progressive of ■Wisconsin; 
and Kent Keller,' liberal demo-! 
crat of IUinojs. Senator Ger-; 
aid P,.- Nye will bei chairman. \ 

The!; announcement which 
was released from national- 
headquarters of. the American- 
Commonwealth federation sug-i 
gests 1 that house meetings be! 
arranged at convenient homes! 
to take in the debate. Other' 
enterbilhmeht and speakers to: 
follow! up the debate is sug- 
gested. ■ ;, 


I' :^ l 

Bjom Balchen, Canadian Soloist, 
To Appear in Coneert on I 
■ Same Program J 

Morris Bye WHi 
Address PTA Mon, 

- . Superintendent Morris ''Bye will 
speak at ^the regular meetihgj-x>f 
th^-Thlef -River- Falls ParenlTeach 
e'rs ;Associatioh to b* held in. the 
Lincoln High School assembly 
room Monday evening, ' March; 2. 
He -will speak on the "Educational 
Progress in" Thief Rdver- Palls.' 

A ; report on the "pre-schcica- 
ic conducted last fall will-be, given 
by Miss Florence parsons, school 
nurse. Other number's featured: on 
the progran>-will includTe a group 
of selections by the high- school 
hand^onder the direction of Mr; St 
^Er^prwoll, and v £cal numbers ' by 
.thpr^Land O'Lake^ male [quartet 
^Iiunch will be served. 

Farmers Union to Resume 
Organization in County 

: Reports from; the state offices of 
the Farmers Union announces that 
the organization work in Penning^ 
ton apd adjoining counties! will; be 
resumed as soon as. the roads are 
in passable condition. - .' '! 

A large number of members' of , 
'the uniori were secured lit i this' 
county during November and .De- 
cember of 19S6 and one local'vas 
set. up sputheast-tof thecity.-This 
local which includes members 
from Kratka and Mayfield town- 
ships was' organized and took the 
name Simpson local number one 
in December. Other locals and a 
county organization will" be set up. 
when. the organizers resume work 
the announcement states. }.- : 

Mayor John Queenj'or. Winnipeg 
will. be ; - the speaker -in'thej third of 
the lecture series; sponsored by 
the Sons;; and" Daughters of 'Nor- 
way, and ;!willappearf here on Fri- 
ilay, March ..6th.- Appearing on the 
programj witli ' idayor Quten ^s 
Bjorn Balchen, bSfTltohe soloist, al- 
so of. Wiriiiipeg. :|Mr.. Balchen is |a 
brother flf .the. famous'. Bernt Bal- 
chen, polar/flier. who piloted Ad- 
miral .Byrd's plane over. the south 
pole. ' '• I' > -!:.'.-_ ' i 

In order to give everyone an op 
portunity ; of getting' acquainted 
with these; winter lectures'- the 
Norse lodges this time offered to 
thrn the- current program over to 
the cityiiand" the Civic and Coiri- 
toerce- association has! approved the 
proposal ; and* will -assist towards 
poaking the . appearance of the 
Winnipeg exetnilye and soloist an 
putatandmg sueobss. Mayor" Pflch? 
ard will : assist |iri : -tihe 'arrariger 
.menU and -preside at the concert 
and lectureT! Mayor Queen has 
hot>ttnouhcetf (the ;sub]ect of "hiB 
Jecfure. ' 'j ■'• -,- I '-. 
!■". The r program'", will .be .rendered 
at the' city, auditorium and wilU be 
free to the. pulilict The program' 
starts at r 8:00. ('clock. , •! 

School Superintendent 

' Attends St- Louis Meot 

*■' ' •• 

Superintendent of schools Mor- 
ris Bye left Friday evening for St 
Louis, i Missouri, to attend* ~a "con- 
vention of- the National- Depart- 
ment of fitapeitotendents..:' He wiU 
; retnm to this city the- latter "jart 
jrf, the. week. . ^ l ,..-- 

Kittson Counjy^F-L i 
Convention February 29 

Farmer-Laborites of Kittson Co. 
.held township oaucauses ! 'on 
Saturday, Feb. 22nd to select dele- 
gates to county convention of Kitt- 
son County Farmer-"Labor i Associ- 
ation, which will be held ! at the 
Court House, Hallock, Minn., oc 
Saturday, Feb/ 29th. All dues- 
paying mem*bers will also be dele 
gabes. ..{ 

Final Basketball ; 

Game Is Postponed 

The- Prowlers" basketball /'team 
were . defeated twice last week 
when they traveled to Bemidjl and 
CasB lake last Frjday and Satur- 
day. Both gamW were hard- 
fought contests, tha Lincoln high 
school team losing by a : • narrow 
margin in. both cSes. At the end 
of the Bemidji game, the score 
was tied, each team having made 
twenty points. In an over-time 
period, the Bemidji team . netted 
two free throws, making them the 
winners. The score- for the Cass 
Lake-Prowlers game was twenty- 
eight to twenty-one. 

Because of the snow storm Wed- 
nesday,, th©;. Prowlers' last home 
game of the season, the game with 
Grand* Forks which was scheduled 
ta take place Wednesday evening! 
'was.'pastponed ' until some , 4Jine 
next week. A definite date has 1 not 
jet.heefi set- " ■' •■ :i ■' 

$800,00(0 in .:; 

road work to ' 

! bejletmarch6 

Work- in ■ 82 Counties. Includes 
Grading, Gravelling and " 

Bids on 57 w state highway and 
country road^ construction jobs to 
cost approximately $800,000 havf 1 
been callejf for March 6 by N. W. 
Elsberg. state -highway commission 
en The work, to include grading, 
gravel surfacing and bridges, is. in 
32 counties: Anoka, Benton, Big 
Stone. -CarUon, Chippewa, -C^isagor 
.Clearwater, Cottonwoodj^-^drow 
Wing,, -Grant, Hennepin, Itasca, 
Kanabec, j Kandiyohirft>yon, , Mahho-. 
men, Marshall.-'Mille' Lacs, [Morris- 
on, Murray^tficollet, Norman.'Pine, 
Pipestone, | Polk, Pope, Renvillet 
Swift, ToddwWashington, i Wilkan! 
and Yellovj- Medicine. Much of the 1 
work is on so-called, farm, to mar- 
ket roads {and is financed by spe- 
cial federal grants. 
! Work in 1 this territory follows: 
-j Polk County — Grading: County 
Aid *Road to>. 35 ibetween Fosston 
an'd east county line, & miles, 142,' 
498 cubic | yards of excavation. 
Clearwater County — Bridge: T. Hj 
No. 1, 16 miles west of Redby, 45-! 
foot concrete deck, girder span. 
Mahnomen! County — Grading: Oh 
State Aid iRoad No. l between T. 
H. No. 30, arid 3 miles west, 28.541 
cubic yards of excavation; S. A. R. 1 
No. 6 between 4 miles north of S.- 
A. Rt NoL jl and 2 miles south of 
3. A. R,\ta>. 2, 2.2 miles, 19,645 "cu- 
bic* yaxqs^ of excavation. Marshall 
Coanty-iiGraVei Surfacing: State 
Aid Road No J 4 between S. A. R. 
No .9 and |6 miles east, 5. miles, 
6,<M>0 cubic- yards of gravel surfac- 
ing; !S. A Jl. No. 6 between 3 miles 
west of Stephen and 5 miles' east 
of Stephen, 4,565 cubic yards of : 
gravel surfacing. 

Star Farmer-Labor Club 
Elects Officers Feb. 211 

Hi ■ 

The! star: township farmer-labor 
,club held; its- annual meeting last; 
week, in the sahoolhonse of Dist. 
6|rpr the purpose of electing dffi-| 
cars for ; the current 1 year and ad-t 
mission of now menrbers. ■ '-■( 

; Seven, new members -were taken 
into the club and the following of- 
ficers -were ' elected* Anton Kotrtw.; 
president;: Jesse iO. Amieraon; sec*! 
rxeaa.; Lndyig> Jdfinsottt'Vlce presi-^ 
^~nt ■ T^ftTiRvtjhmgie^-Ml ~ 
Andetaon were; 
.-the oonnty 

22 MH 

Ru^t]/ Lips Get Workout 
In 1 1 Monday Evening's 


Has Long Experience 
Iii Leading Bands and 

■ iy 

. Twenty-two bandmen turned out- 
for the first meeting and rehears- 
al in the formation of a new mu- 
nicipal '.band on Monday evening. 
Several\ Others interested sent 
word that other appointments or 
the- weather conditions kept them 
away and it is expected, that the 
organization will number about 
thirty members when it is complet- 
ed. ' • \ 

Ed. ■• Egermayer, the new band 
director secured by the city ;has 
been busy\ sorting and classifying 
the city's music library and attend- 
ing to details "of getting the new 
organization' under way. He has 
established ian office in the audit- 
orium; on- the second floor., south. 
side over the stage and extended 
a welcome to bandmen! and others 
interested to call and gi*t acquaint- 
ed. He is at the office every daj, 
he stated, and will be glad tQigfVe 
any assistance that he can to help 
bandraea over any difficulties," -that 
they may experience. There ap- f 
pears to be. a lot of good" material 
here, he believes, and he hopes that 
it .will be possible. to build a mus- 
iealorgani2atldn that will be a 
credit to the city. 
; Mr. Egermayer Is. a. member of 
a family. of musicians,"! starting fhis 
I Continued on Back Page) 

Small Calendar Faces 
District Jury Monday 


Tw cases wers ^continued; : to 
r nextj term of general court this 
week, , namely a -civil .case, Ross 
Cronkhite' vs.. W^J; Durban, due to 
[the Illness of Mr. Durban and the 
onlyvijew criminal case.' that : of 
'state vs. John A. Ristau, / a patern- 
ity proceeding. Three cases are 
"scheduled for Jury trial next week, 
hut. may be decided;'in, the meari- 
.time thus making , it unnecessary 
to call the jury .for this term. 
These cases are, city of Thief Riv- 
er "Falls vs. Chas. Fiterman et'al' a. 
.condemnation proceeding; Hanson 
Motor Compajiy vs. D. R.- Ander- 
son and Arthur .Siinonson vs. H. O. 


All Dues-paying Mem- 
bers in Comity Regular 


5&J& ^^^ti 

Junior Hockey Lea^— 
In CloscT^ornpetition 

By defeating' the league leading 
Rex>illa--Tuesday night, Al*s Coffee 
Simps narrowed .the Rexall's lead 
In the intermeffi^te hockey league 
to two points. Parbst, Holland 
and Tungseth forth? Coffee Shops 
displaying some brilliant • combin- 
ation work to outscore the Rex- 
alls 6-3. ^ , : i. 

The Bridgeman ' team ' Is Ltill 
trailing in the league standings 
but may prove a dangerous con- 
tender as all of their defeats have 
been by low scores . ' . ' ; 

In order to complete' the sched- 
ule, games will be played : each 
night during the next 'week and 
the final game for the champion- 
ship will probably be played dn 
Sunday night, March 9th. 

Farmers Union Local 
Cancels March Meeting 

The regular March meeting of 
the Simpson Local number one, 
Pennington county farmers union,- 
scheduled to be held on Wednes- 
day evening, March 4th, has been 
cancelled; Otto | Rehm, president, 
stated* this week. "So many of our 
members are snowed in that it is 
almost impossible for them to get 
out in the evening," Mr. Rehiji 
said, "and far that reason ft was 
thought best to cancel the meet- 
ing.- -. .: ■ .. "| ; 

Arrangements , are heing'made to 
secure- some speakdrsEaod: provide 
a program of entarteinmeht.for the 
April meeting WhichiwUl , be held 
on Wednesday, ■' Aprff 1 ^ first, Mr. 
Rehm said.' • , [ ; 

OWN 1 — 


;. Lieut Gov. ! Hj. Petersen 

;; Lieutenant Governor Hjalmer 
Petersdh of Askov announced 1 las. 
week, that he is .a candidate foi 
the farmer-labor endorsement foi 
governor by the state .convention 
which convenes : in March. ' 

Petersen's -announcement, which 
followed Senator Benson's- by- one 
day* states that: if he Ib elected, 
"the -half dozen Mexican, generals" 
in tHe : party will have to 
;''go tb work 'and spend far less 
time on their selfish political pat- 
ronage, conniving and fixing." The 
.party. " Petersen said. "1b ^Sorely in 
heed of discipline- and that! I sljall 
provide." •' | 

! Asserting that _he has entered 
the race/because he -believes that 
■as eoverhor he can render, a great- 
er service .to the party and to the 
state/ of Minnesota, Lieutenant 
.Governor Petersen stated, "It may 
be/a 'great honor- and privilege* to 
be the party's candidate fer gov- 
ernor, but having been ' elected, to 
legislative positions several ^timea 
and having paaseS thrn" the apprcn 
ticeship of being addressed 'hon- 
orable*, that holds little, if any ap- 
peal." - 'i . 

."If elected governor, department 
heads "under my administration 
will toe the mark and - be held re- 
sponsible for those'under thepu-'Irt- 
efficiency ahd^iack'of co-operation" 
will not be. tolerated.*; X 


ist^Grand Forks. Crbokston, and 
r<T- Red Lake Falls Take 
District -Laurels , 

Thief River Frills won one first 
place and Alvarado two in the sub- 
district~ declamation contest held 
in the Lincoln^hfgh school- assemb- 
ly room Friday evening, February 
21. The -Warren, Alvarado, Oslo, 
and Thief. River Falls high' schools 
were represented in each of the 
three divisions humorous, dramat- 
ic, and', oratorical. 

Winners ' in the three divisions 
were Marjorie Matheson . of this 
city, in the humorous class; Arlys 
Anderson of Alvarado in the dra- 
matic cjass; and Theodore Mpleski 
of Alvarado in the oratorical class. 
Judges for the contest were Supfc 
P. W.* Chase, Principle W.-W, Rich- 
ardson .and Misa Myrtle McBroom 
of Warroad*.. Minnesota. While the 
judges reached their decisions mu- 
sical selections were furnished by 
the Lincoln high! school' reed en- 
semble and the boys* double guars 
tet.. . ■_, 

The three winners in the sub- 
district contest' competed- la the 
district contest held' at Warren on 
Tuesday evening, j February ; 25, at 
which time Bast Grand Forks,' Red 
Lake Falls and ; Crookstoh won 
first places in otjatory.' dramatic, 
and humorous, respectiVely. - 

Theodore Moleski of Alvarado, 
who represented thia'anb-dlstrict 
In the oratorical division, placed 

Patton Heads St Hilaire 
Livestock Association 

The St.. Hilaire 1 Livestock Ship- 
ping^associatibn. held its annual 
meeting. at the Bilden and Olson 
ha^in St. HUaire-on Monday af- 
terpoon. - 

Ajfgatoof % 10,000 in volume over 
last^year was reported ox the seo- 
retiayy and the- meeting 'was ad- 
dressed: by Ralph MlHei of., the 
Central Livestock Cconmisslon - of 
Souttt ;.S|. Paui.> 

Officer* elected wera'aa^foilOWB: 

JoejPattbn, president t ^ranJc Both- " 

^ Tfe> president;: ^;Y^iO;-3rmJc;' 

"' t- "' t *^-treesUTerVv *B3 ' i Wfllian* 

' " "''"'B^wli^aBwW: 



County Central Commit- 
tee Holds Organizatioa 

The Pennington county farmer- 
labor- convention' will* be held at * 
the Pennington county .court house 
.on Saturday, March 7th,\he county 
central *T*3xumittee .announced this 
week. The meeting will' be called 
to' order at one p. m., and will hear 
^the secretary's ^biennial- report; '!«1- 
ecEfive delegates ' to^he state con— ■ 
verition and: transact sucb ; other ' 
business as may properly "come be- 
fore it . 

All dues-paying' members of the* 
farmer-labor ^association in. the- 
county are entitled ' to seats in "the 
convention and each township hav . 
ing no organized local club is eh- . 
titled to two delegated Elected" and: 
accredited by regularly called cau- 
cus. Calls for such caucauses have 
been issued- by" the 1 ' Count)' secret 
tary. The brotherhood of locomot- 
ive firemen and engineers being -an 
affiiliated drganisation are enticed :. 
to representation by twi ; delegates. " 

Considerable organization* activ- 
ity has been evident" in the" cduhty 
during the past month^the follbir 
mp clubs having hi?ld' their annual 
meeting or "organized: 
Star. Hlghlaridfiig, ^North,'''i£iei ■' 
River Falls, ££; jlilaixey RavetFalls *! 
and Norden. "A" club -is in process 
of organization in Goodridge. Deer 
Park and Smiley clubs have not 
reported" their annual meetings as ; 
yet. nor harp their seats on the- : 

_,u:ontinued on bat;k .uagt, 

County Officials to *' 
Go to Pension Meet. 

Several county officials, j>includ- | 
tag. county auditor Arthur Senstad, r 
.county attorney H. O. Berve, chair- ' 
man of the board Paul Roy. aad 
commissioners Mandt. and: Lee -will 
attend a meeting^ of county offici- 
als. and state old age assistance! di- 
Vision director Kenneth jHaycraft j. 
and other abate offlclals : at* the ; 
state office building in St. Paul on ' 
Shturday.- February 29th, at j which ! 
time the, old age pension-plan will i 
be thoroughly discussed. ■ MrTHay- ' 
craft is at Washington. 'this '.week ! 
■getting complete information ^»n '\ 
the provisions of the 'federal act 7 
from national executives. 

Mr. Senstad .pohited ' out this : 
week that pensioners' should get *: 
their blanks.; |of which an addition- 
al supply has been received, filled 
out and filed jwlth the county-audit- 
or a t ; the earl: est ^pessfble mom- 
ent. ' After the applications have 
been^ filed the county board -will. * 
consider .them and (set a date of ' 
hearing at which time the pension, 
applicant must beVpresent. Appli- 
chnts.willbe notified of the date 
for hearing. Mr.- Senstad stated.- " 

The number of applications! that 
will be received by this county Is 
estimated to total somewhere be- i 
tween 300^ and 400. 150 have al- I 
ready secured* their blanks, Mr. 
Senstad stated. ■'".-.'. * ( 

Magic Apt 'to Be 
Assembly Program 

The sixth- of the series of high ! 
school assembly programs scheot- I 
uled for this school year will -ha , : 
held iri the municipal auditoriuni - 
Monday afternoon, March 2, at 3 
o'clock. The entertainment wall be 
an hour of sleight-of-hand perform 
ances .by Ben. Berger,. magician. 
Mr. Berber's act,* which has- been 
an Orpheum; circuit attraction, is 
considered ohe : lof !$ie'yt>est-of its 
kind. ■/*"- '■-,.; 



i ; r 1 

Melander' Returns -i 

From Bloomington- 

■Winjjcr oln tres?Hfe totBo" an- 
nual meeting of. State" Farm .insur- 
ance agents at BlobmingtonY IH, 
O. R. Icelander —of -Thief— JtlTOr', 
Palls asent the tore jart of Oie 
week at -the headquarters bt the 
Parm 9urean's^.*|]ismrance -camp- 
anr, Ieamintj %ars in which he 
■nay 1» of greater' Berrice .to his 
many pdlicjBoiaen) v in this area, 
WeeHi* %i*n^SSWcS^aurn« 
1935 in selling and serHcing auto- 
mobile rand 'Jife *|nsl}rsnce ; j'txtniiK-" 
tion St ae'MIn^e»6.^fBMn>JPadJi- 
•nonv Jgr: .' Ifelander = wa*' one- »r 
a limited ntf|nlNQ.Jof-iMlniie«onk^ ^^ai- 



Discusses the Work of the 
. Special Session of The 


Local Club Favors Nat'l. 
Third ' Party in J.936 

The Thief River Falls former 
labor club heard an interesting 
discussion on. the work of the- spt' 
cial session of the legislature- b\ 
Representative J. O. Mel by of Ok 
lee at its meeting on Friday eve- 
ning of last-week. After discus: 
,ing the labors connected with the 
passage of the old age peijsron bill, 
Mr. Mel by stated that due to the 
caj: rules invoked by the reaction 
ary majority it was impossible to 
get consideration for any; tax re _ 
;'i"orjns. The senate, Mr. Melby said 
killed tlie unemployment iifsurance 
■bill, so that it will be impossible 
for the state to avail itself o£ the 
rederal aid in this direction. 

Discussing tax reforms.- }lr. Mel- 
ty. suggested that the time is here 
for rebuilding on more scientific 
lilies the tax structure of the state. 
He explained at some length the 
plan of abolishing 'the - present 
plan "of levying on, real estate and 
personal property the balance re- 
quired for governmental purposes 
in excess of receipts from the fix- 
ed tax rate on incomes, and sug 
;;rsted that the method hi 
±6 that real estate and 
property would be tax' 

(Continued on Back Page) 

Workmen Suggest 
New Work Projects 

The Workmens Protective league 

is continuing its growth with twen 

.* ty new members being admitted to 

the ~ organization _ at the 'meeting' 

on" Monday evening, j / 

Nick Waldorf was selected: .as 
chairman of the evening and' af- 
ter-some discussion tiie project 
committee was instructed to con- 
tact the city council. for the pur- 
pose. -of launching projects on the 
following city improvements: Wat- 
er mains extension on the east side 
and sewer mains on Arnold aven- 
ue from 1st street, south five 
blocks; storm sewers on Conley 
avenue; either a server- extension 
or a sewage disposal plant to el- 
iminate the foui odor from the 1 riv- 
er along' Riverside avenue and the 
tourist park. Attention was also 
called 'to the bad condition of,the 
city drinking water and suggestion 
made that the council take' ade- 
quate measures to rectify- the con- 
' dition. 

A, small amendment to' the con- 
stitution-iwas "offered and -laid over 
for action by the next' meeting of 
the league. 

Evan. L. M. Sassen 

Who is conducting evangelistic 
services at' the Gospel Tabernacle 
each evening. He -will address a 
joint service at the Salvation Army 
hall on Sunday' everting. 

Co-op Classes May Be 
Started About April 27 

A teachsr for the contemplated 
adult school in co-operation can 
not be, obtained until April 27th 
according to word received -from 
the state department of educa- 
tion, tins weeK, bf-V. i£. Hellquist, 
member of t)rf 'group sponsoring 
such a class'Tor this. city. 

It is hoped" that the classes can 
be -stupted at that time . or soon 


Methods of Improvement 
Are Pointed Out ■ by 
"U" See^" Expert 1|- 


Turkey Expert to be Here 
During the First ! Week 
in March . ; i 

reversed the 5J«" ter * Mr) Hellquist stated. 

u iPost Office Will Be 

lixed" rate and that the net income^ Moved About Mar. 14th 

■nd inheritance lax be levied ac- 

The new postofiice building is 
nearing completion .and it. is ex- 
pected that fixtures can be install- 
ed and tlse office opened' for busi- 
ness- in the new building about 
March/14, assistant postmaster, 
Walter Smith stated this week. 

The lockboxes in the new-build- 
ing will be provided with key locks 
instead of combination looks as in 
the present quarters. Box patrons 
of the office are, -being provided 
with- keys for the new installation 
at this time so that there may be 
no delay in service, Mr. Smith said. 

Work Scheduled On 
T. H. 59 This Year 

A. M. Graves, highway divisional 

engineer for this division, :'was in 

:the city 'on Wednesday on matters 

of business" in connection with the 

f highway department. ; 

Asked what the highway depart- 
ment's program ;for this district 
is this year, Mr. Qraves stated that 
some work will be done on T. H. 
59 between here and' Noyes, .that in 
fact some of this has already been 
let. Fifty-nine from, here to Ersk- 
ine has been surveyed, Mr. Graves 
stated and it is hoped that some 
■work may be done on this also. 

Asked what hopes there are of 
.. getting some construction work. 
' done on T. H. No. 1 east of the 
city. Mr. Graves stated that it-/ is 
well known to the department 
that the traffic on this road*, is 
heavy and that if it should be pps - 
*i-. stole to do so, the department will 
"* ! certainly .wish to make improve- 
ments' on this stretch. 'He pointed 
out however, that the heavy snows 
. and storms this winter has taken 
a terrific tall of highway funds and 
that consequently the construction 
work engaged in inay 'be corres- 
pondingly curtailed^ ' 

Town Elections to be . 
Held ttoesday, Mar. 10 

Town clerks are posting notices 
■'. this week of the annual township 
/elections to be held on the second 
/ Tuesday of March. \One member- of 
the town board is to. be elected in 
: 'aj| cases and in_some JtownB also' a 
,-.«|grfc a justice-of .the; peace and a 
^£f8^J$ri£ deeding .[upon the ex" 


iirhiTUy and Building Jobs Are 

txpected to Relieve 


In anticipation of considerable 
highway and building construction 
this coming season all persons Re- 
siding in Pennington county who 
are out of employment and /who 
have had previous experience in 
this line of work in the skilled and 
semi-skilled classes are requested 
to contact the National Reemploy- 
ment Office at Thief River Falls 
between the hours of 8:00 A. M. 
and 5:00 P. M. on any week daj% 
■ It is expected that workers of 
the following will be in de- 
mand: Grading, Graveling and Oil- 
ing — Slopers, rip-rappers, truck 
drivers (1% to 5 ton), caterpillar 
tractor operators (pulling elevat- 
ing graders, blades, tumblebugs, 
hydraulic scrapers, bulldozers and 
black top pavers), dragline, power 
shovel, elevating grader, blade 
grader, rock crushers, oil spread- 
ing machine and black top paver 
operators. . / 

Paving " Construction — Batch 
truck drivers, pipe line men. boll 
float operators, metal formsetters 
and jolntmen. / 

Bridge and Culvert' Construc- 
tion—Carpenters (rough and fin- 
ish), bricklayers and tenders, mor- 
tar mixers, painters./, roofers, 
-plumbers aiid steam fif iters, pipe 
coverers, electricians/concrete fin- 
ishers and stationary hoist operat- 
ors. '-. ■/ 

Tbe NRS Of flce/is experiencing a 
shortage of ddmestic help such as 
housekeepers /bn farms, maids, 
waitresses, etc., and all women de- 
siring this kind ot employment are 
requested to get In touch with the 
office at their earliest opportunity 
as with /the advent- of spring this 
clasB of 'workers will be in demand. 
Farmhands will also be-in demand 
-at this time: All persons having 
trucks In good condition equipped 
for gravel or dirt hauling shonld 
notify the office to this effect." 

The importance of using : the 
heaviest seed available this year 
cannot be too strongly emphasized, 
was the statement made by Wi W. 
Brookins. Extension Agrondihist, 
at meetings held at Thlsf River 
Palls and St. Hilaire last week;. 

Mr. Brookins pointed out that 
although there la. n relationship 
between test weight and germina- 
tion, thessedlings from heavier 
wheat will posses much more vi- 
tality. Mr. Brookins * advised 
farmers who have to use light 
wheat to grade it up by heavy fan- 
ning. Considerable improvement 
can be effected in this way. A 
germination test should be made on 
all irrain intended for seed. 

Wheat tests may be obtained by 
sending samples to the Northwest 
School of Agriculture at Crooks- 
ton. Wheat and other seeds will 
be tested if sent to the Seed Test- 
ing Laboratory at University Farm, 
St. Paul. 

■The method oE treating seed 

wheat- is important. Treatment 

with ceresan improved germinatiofi 

greatly in all instances, while the 

(Continued on baca page) 

Am lie-Keller to Debate 
Over Air Tuesday, Mar. 3 

A debate on the "New Deal 
vs. a'Xew Party" will be brpad- 
cast oyer the \ati6nal Broad- 
casting company's network on 
Tuesday evening, March 3rd 
from 10 to 10:30 P. M. East- 
ern standard, time. (9 to 9:30 
P. M. here.) 

Tne debate will- be oetween 
congressman Thomas R. Am- 
lie, progressive of Wisconsin 
.and Kent- Keller, liberal demo- 
crat of Illinois, Senator Get- ' 
aid P. Nye will be chairman. 

The announcement which 
was .released from national 
headquarters of the American 
Conimohwealth federation sug- 
gests that house meetings be 
arranged at convenient -homes 
to take in the debate. Other 
entertainment and speakers to 
follow up the debate is sug- 


Bjorn Balchen, Canadian Soloist, 

To Appear in Concert on 

Same Program 

Morris Bye Will 
Address PTA Mon. 

Superintendent Mprris Bye. will 
speak at the regular meeting-of 
the Thief River Falls Parent Teach 
ers Association/to bs-'held in the 
Lincoln High/ School assembly 
room 'Monday' evening, March 2. 
He wilt speak^on the "Educational 
Progress ityThiet River -Palls." 

A report'on the pre-school clin- 
ic conducted last fall will be given 
by Miss /Florence- Parsons, school 
nurse, pther number's featured on 
the program will include a group 
of selections by the high school 
hand/nnder the direction of Mr- S. 
R. Orwoll. and. vocal numbers \ by 
the/ Land O'LakegV male quartet. 
'Lunch yWlli be served. 

Farmers Union to Resume 
1 Organization in County 


Kfisty Lips Get Workout 
n Monday Evening's 
Rehearsal « 




Lohg Experience 
In Leading Bands and 

Mayor John Queen of Winnipeg 
will be the' speaker in the third of 
the lecture series sponsored -by 
the Sons' and Daughters of Nor- 
way, and will appear here on Fri- 
day, March 6th. Appearing on the 
program with Mayor QuEen is 
Bjorn Balchen. baritone soloist, al- 
so, of Winnipeg. Mr. Balchen is a 
brother ; of ; the famous Bernt "Bal- 
chen, polar flier, who piloted Ad- 
miral By rd's plane overthe south 
pale. ' j 

In order to give everyone an op- 
portunity; of getting' acquainted 
■with these winter ' lectures the 
Xorse lodges this, time offered to 
turn the current program over to 
the city, and the Civic and Com- 
merce association has approved the 
proposal and will assist towards 
making thej appearance of the 
Winnipeg' executive and soloist an 
outstanding success.- Mayor Prich-~ 
ard will assist id- the "arrange- 
ments and preside at the concert 
and lecture. Mayor Queen has 
not announced the subject pi his 
lecture. " _ ; , 

i The program will" be rendered 
at the city auditorium and Will be! 
free to the public. The program! 
starts at 8:00 o'clock. . t ■ ' 

$80oTooo1n v 
road work to 
be let march 6 

Work in 82 Counties Includes 
, Grading, Gravelling* and \ 
Bridges \ 

School Superintendent^ 
Attends St- Louis Meet 

^ ' 'V _ 

_ Superintendent of schools .Mor- 
ris Bye left Friday evening for St 
Louis, Missouri, to attend a con- 
vention of the National Depart- 
men.t of Superintendents. He will 
return to UjIb city the latter port 
.orthe.wwk. . 

Reports from the state offices of 
the Farmers Union announces that 
the organization work in Penning- 
ton- and adjoining counties will be 
resumed as soon as the roads are 
in passable condition. 

A large number of membe 
the union were' secured 
county during November anc 
cember of 1935 and one' local, 
set up southeast of the city, 
local which includes members 
from Kratka and Mayfleld tjown 
ships was organized and tool: the 
name Simpson local number one 
in December. Other locals and 
county organization will be s< t up- 
when tlie "organizers resume work 
the announcement states. 

Kittson County F-L 
/Convention February 29 

: s of 


Farmer-Laborites of Kittson Co. 
held township oaucauses 
Saturday, Feb. 22nd to select 
gates to county convention of Kitt4 
son County Farmer-l^abor' Associ- 
ation, which will be held at '■ the 
Court HouBe, Jlallock, Minn., '■ or 
Saturday," Feb. 29th. All dues- 
paying members' will als5 be dele- 

Final Basketball 

Game Is Postj>oned 

The Prowlers x basketball team 
were defeated twice last week 
when they traveled to Bemidji and 
Cass Lake last Friday and Satur- 
day. Both gam*s were hard- 
fought contests, the - Lincoln high 
school team losing by a narrow 
niargin in -both cases. At; the end 
of the Bemidji ganie, the '■■ scone 
was tied, each team having made 
twenty points. In an over-time 
period, the Bemidji team netted 
two free throws, making them the 
winners. The ■ score for theiCase 
Lake-Prowlers game was twenty- 
eight to twenty-one. 

Because of the snow storm Wed-, 
■nesday, the Prowlers' last home 
game of the season, the game with 
Grand Porks which was scheduled 
to take place Wednesday evening 
was. postponed until . some time 
next weelc. A definite date baa- hot' 
ret twen set. 

Bids on 57 state highway and 
country road construction jobs' to 
cost approximately 5800,000 havt 
been called for March 6 by N. W., 
Elsberg, state highway commission, 
er. The work, to include grading.] 
gravel surfacing and bridges, is- in! 
32 counties: Anoka, Benton, Bigi 
Stpne,^Carl£on, Chippewa, Chisago, 
Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow, 
Wing, Grant, Hennepin, Itasca, 
Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Lyon, Mahno- 
men, Marshall. MHle Lacs, Morris- 
oil, Murray, Nicollet, Norman, Pine, 
Pipestone. Polk, Pope, "Renville- 
Swift, Tidd, Washington, .Wilkin 
and Yellow Medicine." Much, of the' 
work is on so-called farm." to mar-' 
ket roads and is financed -by spe-; 
cial federal grants. / j 

Work in this territory follows: 
Polk . County-^— Grading': County 
Aid Road No. 35 between Fosston 
and east county line, 9/ miles, 142,-! 
498 cubic yards of excavation. 1 
Clearwater County — Bridge: T. H. 
No. 1, 16 miles west of Redby, 45- 
fpot concrete deck girder span. 
Mahnomen County — Grading: On 
State Aid Road' No. 1 between T. 
H. No. 30 and 3 miles west, 28.541" 
cubic yardB of excavation; S. A r R. 
No. 6 between 4 miles north oi'S.- 
A. Ru No. 1 and 2 miles south of 
S. A.. R. No. 2, 2.2 miles, 19,645 "cu-! 
bic yards .of excavation. Marshall 
County — Gravel Surfacing: State 1 
Aid Road No. 4 between S. A. Rj 
No .9 and 6 miles east, 5 miles, 1 
6,000 cubic yards of gravel surfac- 1 
ing; S. A Ji. No; 6 between 3 miles 
west of Stephen and 5 miles "east; 
of Stephen, 4,565 cubic yards of 
gravel surfacing. 

Twenty-two bandmen turried'out- 
for the first meeting and rehears- 
al- in the formation of anew mu- 
nicipal band on Monday" evening. 
Several otters interested - sent 
word that other appointments or 
the weather conditions kept them 
away and it Is expected ', that the 
organization will number about 
thirty members when it is complet- 
ed. I i t 

•Ed. Egermayer, the hew band 
direc'tor secured by the city has 
been busy sorting and classifying 
the city's music library and attend- 
ing -to details of getting the. new 
organization under way. He has 
establishe'd an\office in the audit- 
orium, on : the 'second floor, south 
side, over the stage and extended 
a welcome to bindmen and others 
interested- to call and gi-t acquaint- 
ed. He is at the. office every day, 
he stated, and will b& glad to give 
any assistance that h e can to help 
bandmen over any\ difficulties that 
they, may experience. There ap- 
pears to be' a lot of \good material 
here, he believes, and he hopes that 
it wiU be possible to build a mus- 
ical organization that will be 
credit to thd city. 

Mr. Egermayer is a member of 
a family of inusiciahs, starting his 
-(Continued on Back Page)- 

Small Calendar Faces 
District Jury Monday 

Tw casesj-were continued to 
next term of general court this 
week, namely a -civil t case, Ross 
Cronkhite vsj W. J. Durban, due to 
the Illness o( Mr. Durban and the 
only new criminal case, that of 
state vs. John A. Ristau, a patern- 
ity proceeding. . Three cases are 
scheduled fori jury trial next week, 
but may be tfecided in the mean- 
time thus making it unnecessary 
to call the Jury for this term; 
These cases. are, city of Thief. Riv- 
er Falls vs; Cjhas. Fiterman et al, a 
condemnation proceeding; Hanson 
Motor Company vs. D. R. Ander- 
son and Arthur Shnonson vs. H. O. 
Tommerdahl. . 


All Dues-paying Mem- 
bers in County Regular 
Delegates . " 


Junior Hockey league 
'In Close Competition 

By defeating the league leading, 
Renlls Tuesday night, Al's Coffee 
Shops narrowed the Rexall's lead 
In the intermediate hockey league 
to two points. V: Parbst, Rolland 
and TungsetH for x th? Coffee Shops 
displaying sornb brilliant combinT 
ation work to'oiitscoVe the Rex-, 
alls 6-3. 1 

The Bridgcjman team is, .stilli 
trailing in the league standings 
but may prove a dangerous con- 
tender as all of their defeats have 
been by low scores .. ' 

In order tcj complete the sched- 
ule, games Wili;;be played each 
night during j ths- next week and 
the final game for the. champion- 
ship will probably be played on 
Sunday night March 9th. 

Star Farmer-Labor Club 
Elects Officers Feb. 21 

■ The Stari township, farmer-labor 
club held) its annual; meeting last 
week, in the schoolhouse of Dist. 
B for the purpose of electing of fl- 
eers for the current year and ad- 
mission -of new members. ' 

;Seven new members were -taken 
into the cluib and the following of- 
ficers were elected: Anton. Kotrba, 1 
president; Jesse. O. Anderson, sec? 
treas.-; Ludvig Johnson^ vice presi- 
dent. lAidvi^ JohnBO%ahdrM, J. 
Anderson were, etec4*^nnd>er»-d£ 
the connty ^en«ra(.ejMtet«e« - 

Farmers Union Local 
Cancels (March Meeting 

The regular March -meeting of 
the Simpson Hjocal nuniber one, 
Pennington ctmnty farmers union, 
scheduled to be held on Wednes- 
day evening, March 4th, has 'been 
cancelled, Ottjo Rehm, president, 
stated this week. "So many of our 
members are | snowed in that it 1b 
almost impossible for them to get 
out in the eyening,'.' Mr. ' Rehm 
said, "and for that reason it was 
thought best I to cancel the meet- 
ing." .-■'"■ 

Arrangements are being made to 
secure some ^peakers, and provide 
a program of entertainment for the 
April meeting whichifwill be held 
on Wednesday, April', first, Mr. 
Rehm said. ' ] 

Lieut Gov. Hj. Petersen 

Lieutenant Governor Hjalmer 
Petersen of Askbv announced las. 
week that, he is a candidate foi 
the farmer-labor, endorsement foi 
governor by the state convention 
which convenes in March. 

Petersen's announcement, which 
followed Senator Benson's by one 
day state's that: if he Is elected 
"the half dozen Mexican generals" 
in the party will ' have to 
"go to" work, .and; spend far less 
time. on their selfish political pat- 
ronage, conniving and' fixing." The 
parry, Petersen said, "is sorely in 
need of discipline aud that I shall 

Asserting that he has entered 
the race, because .he believes t that 
as Epvemor ne can 'render, a great- 
er service to the party and to the 
3tate of Minnesota, Lieutenant 
Governor Petersen stated, "It may 
be a 'great honor and privilege' to 
be the party's" candidate for gov- 
ernor, but .liaying been elected to 
legislative positions- several times 
and having passed thru the appren 
ticeship of being addressed 'hon- 
orable', that holds little, if any" ap- 
peal." r . '.. — * 

"If eleeUd governor, department 
heads under' my administration 
will toei the mark 'and be held re- 
sponsible for those under them. In- 
efficiency and lack of co-operation 
will not be tolerated." 


East Grand Forks. Crookston, and 

Bed Lake Falls Take 

District Laurels 


sufxw drifts: 


Atwater.— itvi farmery from the 
modern motor, carjofftoday to "the 
dog-team of ybr^b^^reatherahd 
show.' of the pitft^e^s.hfts proved 
thai- the do* j team : laA't ready to 
be .classed', aa! bwldto yet Bo^d 
itglQn droy^ t&team^of two fine 
^^:t%, % t**tfpld Into At- 
[«Sftft*ft1'6i^«^ djbtance :o| <ra~ 

Thief River Rills won one first 
place and Alvarado two in the sub- 
district; declamation., contest' held 
in the Lincoln high school assemb- 
ly room Friday evening, February 
21. The Warren, Alvarado, Oslo, 
and Thief River Falls high" schools 
were represented in each" of the 
three divisions humorous, dramat- 
ic, and oratorical. 

Winners in the three divisions 
were Marjorie-Matheson of this 
city, jn the 1 humorous class; Arlys 
Anderson of Alvarado in the dra- 
matic class; and Theodore Moleski 
of Alvarado an the oratorical class. 
Judges for the contest were Supt 
P..W. Chase, Principle W. VjT. Rich- 
ardson .and Miss Myrtle McBroom 
of Warroad. Minnesota, While -the 
judges reached their decisions mui- 
sical selections were furnished ^by 
the Lincoln, high school reed en- 
semble and the boys' double quart 

The three winners in the sub- 
district contest competed In the 
district contest held at Warren on 
Tuesday evening, February 25, at 
^hich time Bast Grand Forks, Red 
Lake Falls . and Crookston won 
first, places in oratory, dramatic, 
and humorous, respectively. 

| Theodore Moleski of ^Alvarado, 
who represented this, sub-district 
in the "oratorical division, placed 

I :'— 

Patton Heads St. Hilaire 

County Central Commits 
tee Holds Organization 
•Meeting f 

The Pennington county farmer- 
labor convenM° n will be held at 
the Pennington county .-court, house 
on Saturday, March 7th, the county 
central committee announced this - 
week. "The meeting will btj called , 
to order at one p. m., and will hear . 
the secretary^ biennial report^ el"; 
ect five delegates 'to the state con- 
vention and transact such other 
business as may properly come be- 
fore -it . ' f 

All dues-paying members of the 
farmer-labor association in the 
county are entitled to seats in 'the" 
convention; and each township hav 
ing no. organized local club is en-' 
titled to two delegates' elected and. 
accredited by regularly called cau- 
cus. Calls for such caucauses have 
been issued the' county secre- ■ 
tary- ' The brotherhood of locomot- 
ive. firemen and engineers being an 
affiiliat^l organization are entitled 
to representation by tw-i delegates. ' 

Considerable organization activr ' 
ity has been evident 1 in the county 
during the .past month, the follow 1 
; nr clubs having hold their annual 
meeting or "been .newly org-anized: 
Star. Higblanding, '■ Xorth. " Tnfef - 
River Falls,. S*.-Hilau:e. River Falls 
and N'orden.. A' club is in process 
of organization in Goodridge. Deer 
Park and Smiley clubs have not" 
reported their annual meetings as ■ 
yet. nor have- their- seats on the 
(Continued -on ton.-.; pagur -. 

:..t / - 1 


i ' 

County Officials to 
Go to Pension Meet 

;on Heads i 
Livestock i 

Livestock Association 

JThe St. Hilaire Livestock Ship- 
ping-association held ita .annual 
meeting at the Bilden and Olson 
haltinSt. Hilaire on Monday af- 
ternoon. 1 

A-.gain of ?10,000 in volume over 
last year was reported by the sec- 
retary and . the meeting was ad- 
dressed by Ralph Miller of "the 
Central Livestock Commission of 
South SL Paul. 

i Officers elected- were as' follows: 
Joe*. Patton, president; Frank Both- 
mait vice president; V.. Q." -Brink, 
secretary-treaaurer and "Willlaib 
Rmkenberger a^'di-Wjj^VAElwing, 
~&lT&totirr. . Eti&BtitSi **& veiecfed 
niaQager^ Th>d4itei»ifc^Bdiee' i ttid : 

Several count>- officials, includ- ; 
ing county auditor. Arthur Senstad. 
county Attorney HL O. Berve, cbair- 
.man of the board Paul Roy. anil 
commissioners Mandt and Lee will , 
attend a meeting of county of fici- ' 
als and state old age assistance di- 
vision director Kenneth Haycraft 
and other sbate officials at the 
state office building "in St Paul on 
Saturday, February 2Bth, at which 
time the old-age pension plan will 
be thoroughly discussed. Mr.' Hay- 
craft is at Washington this "week 
getting complete information on 
the provisions of the federal act 
from national executives. 

Mr. Senstad pointed out this 
week .that pensioners should get 
their blanks, of which an addition-, 
al supply has been received, filled 
out and filed with' the county audit- 
or at the earliest possible mom-, 
e.nt After the 'applications have 
been filed the county board wilt*, 
consider them and set a date of 
hearing: at which time the pension 
applicant must be present. Appli- . 
cants. will be notified of the date 
for hearing.- Mr. Senstad stated. 

The number of applications that 
will be received by this county is 
estimated to total somewhere be- 
tween 300 and 400. 150 have al- 
ready secured their blanks,- Mr. 
Senstad stated. ' ' j 

Magic Act to Be 
Assembly Program 

y/' J ' 

. The sixth ,of the series of high- 
school assembly programs' sched- 
uled for this Bchool year will be 
held in the municipal auditorium- 
Monday afternoon, March 2, atT 3 
o'clock. The^entertainment will be 
an hour of sleight-of-hand perform 
ahces by Ben Berger. magician. 
Mr. Berger'a act, which has been 
an Orpheum; circuit attraction, is 
considered one of £he best of its 
kind. T 

Melander Returns x 

^rom Bloomington 

Winner of free "trip to the an- 
nual meeting of State Farm insur- 
ance ajcents at Blobmington; IH., 
O. R. Melander -of .Thief .River 
Falls spent the fore part of the 
week at -the: headquarters of the 
Farm Bureau's insurance comp- 
any, learning ways In which he. 
may. be of greater service loj his 
many policyholders In this area. 
Meeting with 1 much jsxicceW^dnfins 
1935 in selling and servicing siuto- 
mobile and life insurance-protec- 
tion 6f the Mrineaota>Farin Feder- 
ation, jfx. Melander . waa one fit 
a limited number of -Mlnneaohi ag- 
ents who- ws^awarcled^ihji-triQ t» 
the'Min«i^yaie»teie.--i;^-. ? ;;f:; - I; \,-'' 



r v>< 

f^^'^pmjri ;:;';;, 

2500 Attend Short 
Course at Warren 

Approximately 2,500. attended the 
two-day • thirteenth annual short 
course- sponsored at. Warren last 
week h>- the farmers Federation 
-of". Clubs. 

Blocked roada cut the attend- 
ance considerably, R. A. Riereori, 
general chairman saio\ but good 
crowds were on hand for all ses- 
sions. • 

Speakers in the men's depart-, 
-ment included John;Brandt, <presi-, 
dent of the Land O^Lakes Cream- 
eries, ,T- M- McCall of th& North 
west school at Crookston. Ray 
Bowden, secretary! of the North- 
west Country Elevator association 
and W. W. Brookings of the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota extension de- 

In the- women's department Ret- 
-ta Bede of the Northwest school 
was .a speaker and Mrs. J. H. Ros- 
endani presided. Music was sup- 
trfied for various meetings hy the' 
Warren high, school hand under the 
direction of K. Kill and and the.Al- 
varado school hand directed by O. 
K. Warcup., 

known and Ib comparatively un- 
affected hy daily change. 

13. Nearly all of the newspap- 
er's circulation is concentrated In 
its own markjet. 

14. Newspaper advertising re- 
duces selling costs because it en- 
tails no waste in circulation. This 
helps .reduce costs, for the consum- 
er. .''""';■ 

'.^Newspaper advertising", he con- 
cluded, "builds confidence and good 
will, attracts new customers, in- 
creases sales, and^stahillres mer- 
chandise, methods f and| prices. 

Spurt Marks Spring 
Loans for Farming 

Production Credit Associations 
of Minnesota in the first month of 
1836 have made loans to one-third 
more farmer members than in the 
Srst month of 1935, according to 
■figures from the production credit 
corporation, for this state. 

Up to the end of January 680 
farmers had obtained loans thru 
the 28 associations in Minnesota- as 
against 457 a year ago, a gain of 
223. The amount borrowed this" 
year from their associations hy the. 
'members is $406,000, which is $192, 
*00 more than was borrowed in 
the first month of last year. 

"Much of the 1936 borrowing is in 
anticipation of 1936 crop produc? 
tion. though some of it is for the 
purpose of taking care of previous 
■debts owed for farming expenses, 
and. some for the purchase of live- 
stock, materials and equipment. 
^ Association officers are pretfar- 
""ed for an increasing volum'e of 
.Easiness as tha weather opens up 
ta permit outside work, application 
-blanks and other data (being now 
available at the homes of local 
representatives in many rural copi 
raunities in addition to the head- 
quarters offices. _ 




Feeding Stages Comeback 

Newspapers Lead Field 
As Advertising Media 

Fourteen reasons were . pointed 
-out this week to show why news- 
papers continued as "tops" as ad- 
vertising media during 1935. Sim- 
ultaneously with th°. announcement 
that newspaper advertising showed 
large gains during the. last year, 
*Chomas F. Barnhart, 'associate 
#rofes3or'or journalism at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, reported that 
a survey of media showed the fol- 
lowing advantages of newspaper 

1. Newspaper reading is a uni- 
versal habit. Newspaper advertis- 
ing, therefore, reaches virtually all 
Tvho read anff buy. . 

2. * A newspaper^ advertisement 
can always be seen by the reader. 

3.- The/ newspaper advertise- 
ment, as part of the complete pap- 
. or, goes' into the home as a wel 
. come guest. 

4. The newspaper advertise- 
ment can have as much news val- 
ue and reader interest as the news 

5. The amount of text used in 
newspaper advertisements, is de- 
pendent only upon the size of the 

space. -• ■ 

6 % Newspaper advertising is 

; 7. Newspaper advertising is 
quickly controlled. 

8. Newspaper advertising may 
be adjusted to different conditions. 

9. Newspaper advertising en- 
ables manufacturers and dealers 
to state where their products may 
be bought. 

10. Newspaper advertising is in 
expensive. Merchants have learn- 
ed that it covers more families for 
Hss money than any other form 
of advertising. 

11. Newspaper advertising re- 
sults may be checked. 

12. Newspaper circulation is 

Highway Expenditures 
Bring Wide Benefits 

. A highway expenditure of $100,- 
000,000 initiates a movement that 
eventually involves, in the handl- 
ing and processing of materials by- 
industry, a total value of business 
transacted of approximately $315,- 
000.000 . This la. -the conclusion 
reached by tha U. S. Bureau of 
Public Roads after an extensive 
study of highway construction as 
an employment measure during de 

A report on this study, recently 
published, shows that ah annual 
highway expenditure of ?100,000,- 
000 results in an average annual 
employment on the highway work 
and in Industry equivalent to 102,- 
690 persons continuously "employ- 
ed for twelve months. : Of these 
37,960 are directly employed in 
highway* work and 64,730 indirect- 
ly employed in industries furnish- 
ing materials, equipment, supplies 
and services. 

"In addition to affording econom 
ic'and unemployment relief", the 
Bureau states, "highway construc- 
tion eventually provides a . con- 
nected highway system which- is a 
distinct national asset, promoting 
agricultural and industrial expan- 
sion and fostering social values." 


Virginia, Minn. — This ■ Range ir- 
on mining town of 16,000 '.people 
dedicated/, a $250,000 municipal 
hospital on Feb. 1, adding hospital- 
ization to the many services now 
owned and run 'by the community 
in the interest of service, not prof- 
It. Virginia already operates ■ its 
own utilities, having one' of the 
lowest electric rates In the nation 
and heats the homes of its citizens 
with a municipal central heating 
plant. j. . 

The hospital has 50 beds and is- 
completely equipped in every de- 
tail. To raise th?. money for 'the 
building, the citizens voted to bond 
the city up to $200,000. In addi- 
tion the. federal government gave 

A special election will be held 
to choose*a board to run the hos- 

Forestry Divison 

Exams Announced 

An examination for tdwermen, 
smoke chasers, and patrolmen for 
the division of forestry will be.giv 
en March 2, 1936, according , to 
Grover.M. Conzet, director. The 
examinations will take place in 
roomi338 State Office Building, St. 
Palil.l and at all of. the District 
Rangers' headquarters. . 

Men taking the examination 
must be between 21 and .50 years 
of age. Not more than 15 men 
may be employed throughout the 
state. Such employment will be 
of a temporary nature. 

A favorable outlook for the sheep 
and lamb! markets Is indicated sta- 
tistically in view of the fact that 
there is a decrease of nearly 5% 
per cent In the number of lambs 
on feed compared with a year ago, 
and a falling off of 8 per cent from 
the five-year average for the years 
1933-34, says the Livestock Market 
.Digest, issued by the Central Co- 
operative Association, farmer-own- 
ed livestock selling agency at So. 
St. Paul. 

' On January 1, this year, 6,260,000 
sheep and lambs were on feed com 
pared with 5,561,000 a year ago. 
The average number on' feed for 
the ■ 1930-34 period was 5,561,000 
a year .ago. The average number 
on feed. for the 1930-34 periojl was 
5,692,000 head, and the average for 
1925-29 was '4,448,000 head. 

t 1925 - 1929 \ 

; 4M»,VX> B / 


In spit* of : the , reduction ' in 
number of lambs and sheep on feed 
over last few years, there la sub- 
stantial : Increase in lamb feeding 
compared with 'the pre-depresslon 
years. Sheep and lambs have been. 
a good investment during the past 
year and bej^use" of this, breeding 
ewes .have been more popular with 
farmers than jpreviously. Many 
Minnesota farmers came to South 
St. Paul last fall expecting to take 
feeder lambs -home with them, but 
'"because of their scarcity, and high 
piiices, they -bought ewes Instead. 
This substantiates the ' ' Govern- 
ment report that sheep make up 
a larger' than usual proportion of 
the total sheep; and lambs on feed 
January. I, 1936. 

This fact Indicates that there is 
a tendency, to [increase lamb pro- 



\Buy your Car now during ouri prevailing 
low Winter Prices. 

AY small deposit, balance payable later 
will hold your car for future delivery, and 

will \ ;"!■ , 'I'/ .'■ ".. |i ■! 


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duction throughout the country. 
Too large an increase fori the fut- 
ure market may not permit the, 
lojnb market to continue oh as pro-* 
(liable as a basis asjat present. 

The., number of tombs 'on feed 
ru w is 30 per cent greater ithan ten 
yi sara ago and 18 par cenp greater 
U an .the - average pre-depression 
perjojl 'for 1925-29. ; j . I - - "^ 

"While the general depression was 
tremendous influence in cutting 
iceB during the past five years, 
trie increase in lamb feeding dur~ 
ic g that period also had tended to 
reduce prices. The 'average farm 
price of lambs in| the Unified 
Slates during the period 1930-34 
was $5.60 per cwt, (contrasted -to 
an average farm price of (11.62 
per cwt, for the period 1925-29. 


Hawarden, la. — For the fifth 
consecutive ■ year this . town will 
levy no local taxes: this year, ac- 
cording to a report to State Comp 
tijoller C. B. Mu'rtagh. 

Proposed expenditures of $63,000 
will helmet largely from ithe rev- 

enues of municipally-owned' utili- 
ties, the town officials report. 

The last tax levied for town pur- 
poses was. in 193o, when $6,000, or 
about one-tenth' of that year's ex- 
penditures, was raised by taxa- 

Hunters Urged to 
file Game Reports 

: Hunters are again urged to send 
their 1935 game license reports to 
the ^vision of game and fish, as 
soonHs. possible.. The license cards 
are already addressed to the game 
and fish' division. All that is ne- 
cessary is to make out the report 
of game taken and. s£amp and mail 
the cards. 

"InV1925, the r first year the re- 
portsVrere made mandatory, there 
were JB1.590 small game licenses 
issded d^nd the percentage report- 
ing was 66.2." A. C. Hanson, direct- 
or of the division, pointed out. 

"In.! 1933 there were 216,729 li- 
censes-issued, with a percentage of 
only 23.2 reporting. It has been 
noted i ; that the percentage has con- 

sistently decreased each year, with> s v i - 
but one exception, -J£t is important v,,j 
that we obtain; as many, reports as J/ 
possible as, there is no better way I 
to 'learn of actual game conditions." • 


Al Duncan 

— A5D HIS— 

Music > 

At The 
Sans of Norway Hall 

Feb. 29 

j — Always a Good Time at- — 
Admission: 4»o aai 25o 


Your Car 




Phone 2( 


"The Home of 






Adding Machines 
Ribbons / 
Carbpn Paper 


plaice Supply 




; Iri: Prizes ijri the 

Gruen Essay Contest 

Open toHigh School Students 
56^ Big Prizes 


/In addition to the 

above prizes 

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Addressing the farmer-tabor club last Friday 
evening, Representative J. p.; Melby called attention 
to the very evident need of tax reforms. He;sug- 
gested that certain features of the Scandinavian tax- 
ation system could" be applied to our own with re- 
sultant benefit to the masses of the people. 

The. idea as Mr. Melby outlined would be to re- 
verse the present method of taxing "property and In- 
come. Whereas, at- the present time a fixed percent- 
age is levied against the net incomes, while' real es- 
tate and personal property is subjected , to violent 
fluctuations in taxation depending upon^he need of 
;he . government for support. / Mr. Melby 
* suggested that the tax upon property should be a 
t fixed small mill rate in the natjure of 7 an occupation- 
al tax and the major part. of "the taxation should" be 
. levied upon net*"income. Mr. JMelby would set the 
exemptions very low in order J that almost everyone 
•who is not a public charge would be required to pay 
some tax. Paying taxes, Mr. Melby ■believes, would 
ttnd to make people more "government conscious." 

As we understand Mr./Melby's suggestion, net 
incomes would under this plan, have to be reported 
much as at present, but the rate of levy would not 
i>e fixed until the fiscal needs ' of the government and 
and its subdivisions have b=en;ascertalned and bud- 
geted.- The rate -would th^nl be fixed on a sliding 
basis with percentage of levy : . steeply increased as 
!he net income approaches swollen proportions; Mr. 
■Melby also condemned tax exempt securities, advo- 
cating that they be abolished.] 

We are not familiar enough with Mr. Melby's 
plan for tax changes to voice an opinion as to. its 
merit* but. it seems quite generally agreed that a rer 
form must bejbrought about I" Mr. Melby's plan 
seems feasible and we would ^welcome more discus- 
sion of it. What do our readers think Le 
us have-more light 'on the subject 


/During the past several weeks we have attended 

so^many co-operative creamery meetings ' that we 

have quite lost count. One significant fact has been 

Impressed upon; us. however, and that is that they 

/have all fared exceptionally i well during £he- past 

/ year. i ■ . , j j 

That this "can be true during periods when the 
fcverage individual and the average small business 
enterprise has been in more than usual difficulties 
in keeping their heads above water, -seems to us to 
"be an indication that people generally and farmers 
• in particular are learning the art of working to- 
gether for'the common good. ■ 
Nor do we' thmk that the 
"' man wh is inclined to look askance at the co-oper- 
atives need worry about his; future. It is a well 
known fact that when the farmers and the farmers' 
institutions prosper the businessmen also prosper. 
So far as this community is concerned at least, "busi- 
ness . prosperity depends upon ; a prosperous farming 
' population: It seems to us, that the business ele- 
ment could* with profit to themselves as well as for. 
their own mental equanimity, dispel the bewhisker- 
~ed boogey 3-hich- certain reactionary interests hold 
up to them and label co-operatives. The co-operat 
' ives have 'built, and are still building prosperity In 
j Northern Minnesota. - , ■ f 

occasional business- 


The editor will vouch for ii and the missus will 
will back us up. The crows are back. At, least one 
crow is back for we saw one Sunday. Of course, 
will take an editor's word for; anything, 
i case we' had the wife' along and she saw 
; will corroborate our statement. ,-•' ; 

Now the only question in our mind Is this; Has 
spring arrived? Or, has it been so cold down south 
that the crows decided Northern Minnesota couldn't 
*>e* any worse? - -. ^ . I 

few people 
but, in this 
it first and 

(Farmers Union Herald) 


It is not the" function of the Herald to give ad- 
vice to politicians and we do not presumed to do so. 
We may, .however, with propriety, quote , someone 
who does give advice and in this connection here are' 
some sound and sensible remarks by Lieutenant- 
Governor Hjalmer Petersen, given .in connection 
t with -the Farmer-Labor" party .of Minnesota;: > 
..; /W© must create a powerful party built on the 
{ rank and file of the people — a Vast mass . movement 
'without self-seeking cliques' or factions. 
! •' I do not approve of the political conniving and' 
[.maneuvering that has been going on by a small in- 
j ner circle, but, that will be taken care of in due 
! time. There is ho use of giving that clique too much 
| attention and leading them to Relieve that, they axe 
; powerful. 'The state convention will be checked 
i carefully to ascertain how many^of the delegates 
ere state-job holders. T)iey arie the servants of the 
: people. # They, are not paid salaries -by the'state of 
| Minnesota to engage in political- manipulations. 
-.j " Our party has criticized other political parties 
! for the abase of patronage. Perhaps we bad better 

also be a little careful for jit has been shown on more 
than one occasion that the! members' who hold"! no 
state jobs are free to jpte their, convictions I for 
principles and for the. good; of the'party, wbila, the 
appointees vote pretty much enbloc as they are told.- 
The meal ticket is persuasive. It reacts much like 
big advertising contracts,! which we all know have x 
much bearing on the editorial policy of many jnews- 
papers. > \\ j | ' ■ 

We submit' jthat the above is sound- advice, not 
only for the Farmer-Labor party 6T Minnesota, tut 
for all political parties .which make claim to render- 
ing service to the common people: I , i "' ' 

If political parties would keep' administration 
job holders out of their j conventions as delegates. 
and off their ' central committees, the rank and file 
of voters would- have more; ;confidehce in political 
parties. I" ■ ' ;-■'.'' ! 

. What would, you think pf a cooperative seti-up 
whose board of directors was composed of I employ- 
ees?; Is it any less bid far the job holders of a pol- 
itical party tp makeup its central committees or to 
dominate conventions? You could not .maintain con- 
fidence in a cooperative setrup maintained by em- 
ployees, norv'may you maintain popular confidence 
in a political movement dominated by political ap- 
pointees. And if this is true of Minnesota; it is 
equally true when applledto North Dakota, Montana, 
Wisconsin or "any other section of the country. 


(New Republic) 

With grim if unconscious irony eastern news- 
papers, organs of- the forces of financial and indus-. 
trial reaction, hail the Supreme Court decision kill- 
ring" the AAA as an historic step back to "the Ameri- 
can wav." ! 


R. M. Aalbu. Editor, 
Tri-County Forum, 
Thief River Fall's. Minnesota, 
My dear friend 

I am certairiiy pleased . to 
knowledge your letter of February 
4th, in which you mention the 
sending of a package of petitions 
requesting the passage of the Fra- 
zier-Lemke Farm Refinance Meas- 
ure. I .am- also pleased to advise- 
you that I did receive the package 

Against the united forces of reaction only one jthSnz. J*™*-* 7 - m *™ n S : In the after- 

can keep the road open^for the fulfillment of Jthe; " 

promise of American life: a union of liberals^ 

gressives and. radicals. \ jr. 

^Back to the days f sixteen million unemployed! 
BackNto Mellonism, to the days of ' favors for 'en- 
trenched^ wealth, to foreclosed farms, to a federal 
government which sits smugly aloof and proclaims: 
"We cannot, help you. The founding fathers made 
no provision^or a situation like this." ■ j j 

The marchxpf reaction must be stemmed^the 
liberty to go forward preserved. The millibni ire 
contributors to the Liberty League must not be al- 
lowed the final interpretation of "the American way' 


(Minneapolis Labor Review) 

There are ideas Jtke the Townsend plan' and the 
Social Justice plan of Father Coughlin's that; have 
swept-the nation. Both have their" good pqj'nts; I 

It seems to us, however, that the thirty I hour 
week program without reduction in weekly; income, 
proposed by the American Federation of Labor; is 
the thing j that would come nearest to making old' 
man Depression take the ccurit for tie longest time. 

There should be pensions, for tie aged,' ins'ur- . ., , .. 

ance for the unemployed, public m idical care for [flZL C ° ng 5? ssmen ' .? n ^ }? m ^^ 
those unable t pay for it But thu saddest spec- 
tacle in all these drab times is the- h ipelessj outlook 
for youth, and yet the patient- way in which "most 
youths accept the situation. ■ j i i 

There is hope, there is drama, there is relief in 
the 30 hour week program. It deserves to be push- 
ed more spectacularly and more systematically than 
has yet been done. I 

In The Editors Mail Bag 

Mr. R, M; Aalbu, 
Forumi Publishing Company. 
Thief River Falls. .Minnesota, 
Dear Mr. I Aalbu i 
\ I was, glad to be advised of the 
package of petitions sent to Con- 
gressman] Buckler, requesting ac- 
tion on the Frazier^Lemke Bill. The 
petitions ! are in good hands, anil 
let me further assure you that (I 
am actively working for this leg- 
islation and^my'various statements 
made to the press will:. bear me 
out on this. N -, 

' ■ ' Very sincerely, 

Mr. R. MJ Aalbu. \ ; 

Forum Publishing Co;, Inc., 
Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 
Dear Mr. .Aalbu: \. 

I have |your letter of February- 
4th in regard to the petitions for^- 
warded to Congressman Buckler, 
favoring fhe" FEazier-Lemke Farm 
Refinancing Bill. 

In iepli will say that this meas- 
ure has my support. On "several 
-occasions ]I have voted for this'bill 
both in the Committee and on th? 
floor of- the Senate. I am glad to 
have your views and assure you 
I shall continue to do everything. 
I can to iobtain the passage of 
adequate farm relief legislation. 

With kindest regards. I am, 
! Very truly vours, - 

ioon, I took the floor, and^ spoke 
for about fifteen minutes on. the 
Frazier-Lemke Bill, and" the evi- 
dent need for giving the farmers 
this assistance. In the course of 
my speech, I waved a large .bundle 
of the petitions, from your terri- 
tory, in the- air; so that .the Con- 
'gressmen could see- them; ] 

I greatly appreciate the personal 
efforts and the work 'of your, asso- 
ciates in getting this petition' up 
and sent' to me. I also appreciate 
the interest ' and the actvivlty, as 
well as (the position taken by so 
many of the farmers. j," ; 

I^am frank' to .advise you, how: 
ever.Hhaf It seems impossible ,to 
jar thereon seryative and reacticrni 

^ Youth,. and youth is mighty, can he- more; quickly 

interested in a 30 hour week drive than in anything 
else, we' believe. And to those who say 30 huufq-is 
not short enough to put everyone to work, the 
answer is that, with that achieved, the victory 
would encourage and ipspire the workers. to push! on 
to the establishment of whatever hours' might 'be' ne- 
cessary to give everyone a decent hold on life.'j , 


. (Union Advocate) 

I . 

A trifle over a year ago young John Jacob Astor, 
III, won in ernational publicity by announcing that 
he. was going; into "the International. Mercantile Ma- 
rine corpor ition as a ?25-a-week clerk. He was go- 
ing to learn the "business from the ground up in the 
approved American Magazine faBbioh. Oh, it was a 
great story and all 'the newspapers used it with pro- 
fuse illustrations showing young Astor wearing tail- 
ormade ove rails and smoking a jimmy pipe. j ; 
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That w as^'just a little over a year ago. Last 
month youig Astor resigned to take a much-needed 
rest in Paris, the French Riviera and St. Moritz, 
Switzerland. Asked why he quit his $25-a-week job 
he/yawned and declared "It; took too much of my 
time." It ii hardly necessary; to state that Mr. Astor 
did not joii, a union while He- was "learning ' the 
shipping btsiness from the ground up/* . i , i 

In the first! place Astor had no intentions ; of 
learning this shipping business.. In the second place 
he does not have to learn any trade or business. !ln 
the third p)ace he's lazy in the first place ;and he 
knows that there's about $5,000,000 in his personal 
account,'' not a penny of which was accumulated by 
the, sweat of his father or his father's father* : ! 

-" But it will take at least ten years for the Bab- 
bitts and the service club speakers to forget that 
young John Astor, III, at one time worked as: s 
shipping, clerk' at ?25 per -week in order' "to learn 
the shipping business from the- ground up." It*n 
such a sweet little story. ■ . -■' ! 


{Bovey Press) 

The question, "who and what Is this American 
Liberty League," is a question that Is _ popping' irp> 
quite regularly now and will increase as the activity 
of this league increases and they have just recently 
established state headquarters in St. Paul; The 
answer is that it is an "organization of the unscrup- 
ulous money changers, 'entrenched wealth and 
greed" which had control -of our national govern- 
ment prior to the election of President .Roosevelt 
Here are some of the financial contributions to 1 tb.% 
league's funds: Du Pont, John Raskob, Alj Smith; 
total donations to their fund during 1935 was' almost 
a half million dollars. The title ib a Bcreen^forl the 
pawes, Mellon, Insull, Morgan, etal, combine that 
is determined to wreck all - progressive legislation 
that has bteen enacted for the benefit of the other |99: 
per cent of the citizens of the Uiaited States. | 



There ca n be 

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editor tellB us that the (boys have 

doubt about ft The Society 
been playing 

marbles for the laist three weeks. 


them realize. that there is| a great 
heed to pass, some really! liberal'- 
progressive and fundamental legis:;heIp the farmers and othj 
er distressed groups in the nation 
It looks as though there will have 
to be another .election before there 
will be a possibility to pass in 
Congress, legislation such; as the 
Frazier-Lemke Bill. As soon as 
we are able to get enough names' 
on., the petitions to bringi up the 
Frazier-Lemke Bill in the house; 
the conservatory-reactionaryi lead- 
ers get busy and -get a fewimem-^ 
bers to take their names i off the 
list. We are hoping, however, to 
surprise the opposition some -of 
these days, and get enough addi- 
tional signers at one time. 'As soon 
as .218 members are- signed on the 

petition' .it automatically forces 
the bill' up ior consideration wiih- 
in a short t*qe afterwards.. 

It is very Encouraging to receive 
such a petition as you have sent 
to_ me. It shows that the farmers 
and others in the farming districts 
H are beglnnirg ^to wake up tp^tbe 
need of such legislation as the Fra 
zier-Lemke BitL / ■. \ . 

. As you silted in your letter, it 
is true that I have been very ac- 
tive in working', for the Frazier- 
Lemke Bill. . I jhave been able to 
get a numbsr of Congressmen to 
sign the pet tibri to bring the bill 
up for consideration. 

Appreclati ig your splendid co- 
operation and assuring you of ihy 
desire' and pleasure to be of serv- 
ice at any i ime, I am, with- best 
washes and tindest regards. J 
You *s very sincerely, 

Rep; in Congiess 


By A. I. Harris 

The Governo>" was at the Capitol 
last week clearing his desk of a 
mass of accumulated business, pre 
paratory to his departure for a 
month's 'stay in the southern sun- 
shine to. recc ver .his health . ; . . 

Cheered on by the report of ■ his 
physician thtt'his health is 'being 
restored and gaining, in .weight 
and strength rapidly so that he al- 
ready is close to his normal self, 
Governor Olson is I preparing to 
.wage his caibjjaign for the United 
States Senate with all his old-time 
zeal and fight, asking no quarter 
and giving p quarter, but con- 
ducting a clean and intelligent 
fight on real issues. IJIs politia'cl 
enemies who have been hoping for 
an Olson let-dojwn are due for sur- 
prise and dif appointment . . ". . j ■ 

During his convalescence. ■ the 
Governor kei t a close tab on both 
state and na ional events. He de- 
clared his dissatisfaction with the 
old age pension bill passed by tlie 
specih! legisativle session, believes 
its provisions- inadequate and re- 
ferring to it as "an old age relief 
bill rather tlian an. old age pension 
bill." He cilled the special ses- 
sion in the hope that a real old 
age pension bill would 'be ■passed, 
and he was able to.force only-la 
semblance of such a bill through 
a reactionary Legislatre: This 
Is certain to be an 'issue in the 
[iiest sfate campaign; which the 
(Governor will find time to aid des- 
pite his campaigning for a nation- 
al office. . . . ' ■ i 
. The Gover ior, 1 already has indi- 
cated some of the. issues on- which 
he will make his national fight. 
H« will ask for! curbing the power 
of "the Unitfedj States. Supreme 
court in; declaring . unconstitution- 
al social and] economic measures 
passed by Congress'. He will also 
bring his plan of production for 
use instead or for private profit to 
the people add ' fight for, a neutral- 
ity program which will actuallv 
keep this country out. of war arid 
make it impossible for any indi- 
vidual, to mai e personal profit' of 
human butchery. '"When nobody 
can make ary profit out of -war 
we will soon "find was \ scares., 
which - are generally artificially 
created, a thing of the past," he 


By Ben C- Hagglunii 

Cheering News From Spain 

Winning 238 seats out of 470 in' 
the Cortes,' or congress, in j the re- 
cent election, the Spanish People's 
Front haa put its best foot forward 
and stayed the hand of fascism. 
This clean! majority for the liber- 
als and radicals made certain the' 
freeing of 30,000 people who have 
been kept in prisons since the Oc- 
tober. 1934 uprising. There is al- 
so hope for the carrying ! out of 

the campaign platfornywhich call 
ed,£or expropriation ofihe big land 
owners ^nd. turning' the land over 
to the peasants^who actually tilled 
it, increasing wages of agricultur- 
al and industrial workers, dls- 
baiwmig^ii Robles' fascist army, 
and encouraging the formation of 
workers' unions. 

^-Spain it seems is determined to 
avoid. the pitfall of fascism in its 
march to a better society. \ It has 
the examples of Germany "and It- 
aly fresh in mind— and see plainly 
that the only answer Is "a united 
front,' which "it has proved over* 
whelmlngly in the last election. 

Fascism, a dying society's almost 
impregnable wall against approach 
ing socialism, is unnecessary and 
brutal. It is an. admission and a 
denial — an admission that swing- 
ing a courty AS ONE UNIT is 
more effective than allowing it to 
slop all over as demagogues wish 
it to go, and a denial of the people 
to use that singleness of purpose 
for their own good. 

Progress can oply be. ^toward 
more and more freedom; The 
working class .can never even ap- 
proach freedom until it puts a 
working-class government in pow- 
er. United fronts are often use- 
ful for this purpose; therefore, we 
hall developments in Spain as. an 
example of what can be done with 
a United front if the people only 
try. Fascism is hot necessary, if 
it. is combatted vigorously in time. 

A Congressman's Oleography 

J- Hamilton .Lewis, distinguished 
Illinois -senator and big shot on the 
Senate Foreign Relations Commit- 
tee, recently took a squint at the 
map of Europe and Asia and deliv- 
ered the opinion that "Japan hav- 
ing a great; navy and Russia a 
great army f . . . en alliance be- 

y^ i ^^^ i ^^L a 

said.- The Governor also .'is. out- 
lining a ' constructive program for. 
youth. ; * . I 

This column has always .main- 
tained that the so-called Minnesota 
Law and Order: League is a fraud, 
carrying out a -001111031 plan undeV 
coyer of a lofty' sounding [ name. 
Unquestionably many who | belong 
to the league are motivated by 
honorable . Intentions,- but there 
seems to be little doubt that its 
real purpose is*to discredit liberal 

Last week AJ Hansen, chairman 
of the : Hennepin County Farmer 
Labor association, demanded an in 
vestigatlon of the- League, Among 
other things he charged that Us in 
tentions are"' political and not civ- 
ic; that its origin springs from the 
labor-baiting Citizens - Alliance. 
which has demonstrated that It is 
more interested" in continuing 
strikes, than in promoting industri- 
al peace, and. that it uses as figure- 
heads a few unsuspected dupes to 
give ft the appearance of genuine- 
ness; .... - 

'Demands of investigations of al- 
leged subversive activities of cer- 
tain groups generally springs from 
the same reactionary crowd that 
created the league, but it is time 
that the spotlight of investigation 
be turned on the activities of such 
organizations as. the league'. 

Quietly, without fanfare of pub- 
licity, the Minnesota State High- 
way Department has conducted 
one of. the most gigantie battles 
against nature in her most intract- 
able mood in the last ten days. A 
record breaking snowfall, plus the 
coldest spell in the history ofthe 
state, plus a strong west' wind, bur 
ried roads under drifts that in 
many places were more than 26 
feet deep "and so solidly packed 
that dynamite for the first time In 
jthe history of the statewas neces- 
sary to dislodge them. Railroads 
were blocked, eter trains Btalled, 
villages short of fuel. And all the 
time the thermometer' flirted with 
^30 below.. Yet highways were op- 
ened before railroads and in less 
than 12 hours in most cases they 
were" ; in better driving condition 
than city streets. ... 

Southern Minnesota .seemed hard 
est hit. Previous heavy snowfalls, 
had lined roads ^with drifts, and 
ordinary V-type -plows were. UBe- 

Minute Sermon 

By Jtn Ciawlerd Gnus 

-There' is a difference between 
the New Deal -and Socialism. 

The purpose of the New Deal 
has been to patch up our wreak- 
ed capitalism and put It back on 
the road; Socialism would do 
away with it. ! , 

The New Deal stands, to, har- 
ness the profit motive,.^ bit 
and curb It,, and to make it; haul 
the load of our economic pro- 
cesses; Socialism would' unhitch 
this stampeding, ruthless, crea- 
ture rind revamp the load of eco- 
nomic processes, with the ser- 
vice motive led by. the policy of 
The Golden Rule, 

The New Deal would' prevent 
holding companies'- from thrott- 
ling public utilities corpora- 
tions; Socialism would take ov- 
er the public utilities. 

Th© New Deal would make 
Wall Street safe for investors; 
Socialism would "make the 
public safe from Wall Street 
by eliminating this heartless 
speculator and gambler. 

The New Deal is not capital- : 
ism; it is Fascism. 

The Washington Commentator 

By E.! C. Stengelson 

snail furnish the army and Japan 
the navy. . anc i those two in coin 
bination wili assert and maintain 
the supremacy of the whole zone" 
from Russia t > the end of Siberia,' 

J. Hamiltor is one of those in : 
ventive cusses who find that- when 
a Red Scare >r a Yellow Peril a- 
lone d not t larm people, a mix- 
ture of -the two In the -right pro- 
portions is liable- to turn the trlck.1 
Aside from thfe fact that, as- everyi 
schoolboy knows,; Soviet Russhj. 
already has 'supremacy of • the 
whole zone fn m Russia to the end 
of Siberia", the alliance mentioried- 
is diplomatic illy] impossible— es- 
pecially with 1 1 view toward a war 
against the V lited States, which 
Lewis' hinted 1 1. Relations between 
Japan and Rui siahave been strain 
ed greatly for a long time! and 
recent border disturbances have 
not lessened the' ,strairi in the 
least. The fact j^; Japan, with 
greedy eyes oji eastern Siberia, is 
playing with the cyclone; for .pre- 
Bent^day Russia's army is NOT the 
undisciplined organization which 
upheld the Czars'.; Moreover, it; Is 
probablyxthe only army existing 
for the sole -purpose of defense. 
The socialist state existing in Rus- 
sia . makes an; r , hint of aggression 
ridiculous. It \ is' preposterous to 
believe that i Russla'h armies 
would take c lestnuts out of the 
fire for Japan, j . ; j ; ■ i 

To try to aralyzeithe statements 
of supposedly educated people (as 
all . senators are supposed to be) 
Is dismal . woifk. In. this case, J., 
Hamilton Lewis stated brashly 
what h e FBAIrED— hot what his 
reason told him was so. "When 
emotion supplints reason, wel may 
es vkell rendc r a verdict that- hei 
'doesn't know what ifs all about." 

War Is Costly] 

. Mussolini's, var has cost him-; so 
far. a neat half a billion dollars, or 
over ten dolUrs';for every man; 
woman and cr ild in Italy. This is 
what the government had 'to 'levy 
on the people, and does not take 
into consider! tidrf ' the voluntary 
gifts, rallies, etc., which patriotic 
fascists -brought {about. 

Mussolini hits j captured Makale, 
a; small city or about, 6,000, in the 
. .. - . -^— ■-— north of Ethiopia, and, ft few hun- 

tween these .two. will be made with dred. square niles of wasteland ! in 
the understanding that ; Russia: isflverai montta of war. >~. 


In the good, old days, there was' 
one who used to burst forth in 
print at all. sorts of odd times- 
Republican vice president Charles 
G. Dawes. '".'., 
. He hurried here and he hurried 
there on all majnner of important 
missions. - Republican editors 
shook their heads admiringly. "Yes 
Sir!" said tljey, "When there's, a 
hard job to be done, they have to 
send Charley!!' 

Wherever he ; went, reporters 
hung about, hungrily for the. pearls 
of wisdom which now and then fell 
from his lips.- 

When he passed through St Paul 
in 1922 or thereabouts he delivered" 
himself of a particularly glittering 
gem. It .was at the time' of the 
initial post-war panic in the agri- 
cultural Northwest. One of the 
group of awed admirers which had 
crowded into his special car-'askea' 
him how the sorry situation* of the 
farmer could best be met 

Charley- removed - -the - upside- 
down pipe- from his mouth .... 
"Tell the farmers to go home and 
slop the pigs," he advised crypti- 
cally. - ' 

The assembled St. Paul gentle- 
men of. politics and press gazed at 
hihi with pven greater awe than 
before. Startled realization, came 
to th£m that he had put his finger 
right on the whole trouble. : Of 
course that was it! . . . The farm- 
er hadn't paid attention to busi- 
ness! . . . He had been lazy! . .- . 
He had loafed! He had" gone to 
town too much! He had been rid- 
ing around in his car! 

That evening the reactionary Re 
.publican press of St Paul carried 
lengthy editorials, quoting the 
great man's remark and marveling 
at his kceness of vision which had 
enabled him " thus to see . to the 
heart of the difficulty* 

Many years later, something else 
occurred which> proved conclusive- 
ly that . Charley was, -indeed, the 
brilliant lad he was reputed to be. 

Under Mr. Hoover,, he was ap- 
pointed 'chairman , of. ?that great 
governmental lending agency, the 
Reconstruction Finance Corpora- 
tion. Here, at last^ was an oppor- 
tunity for a clever fellow to show. | Thoueh on <teranrt t-hrmcKf ™ Ql - 1 
in. a -big way, what he could do ' be Twlv ^""j^"^ "^ 

when he really; put his heart into 
his' work. - - '. . 

Nothing much was said about it 
when it happened — in fact, noth- 
ing at all was said about it— but 
it became known later on=-. institu- - 
tion to borrow heavily from the* 
RFC was- Dawes* own bank, the 
rather ; 'shaky Central Republlo 
Bank .& Trust Co., of -Chicago. 
There was. involved, the modest 
sum of 90 million dollars or there- 
abouts-j . 

But as unfortunately happens to 
banks now and- then, this particu-- 
lar bank blew up .with a loud and 
startling bang. It w^s an smbar- 
asslng incident, particularly - for 
the Government; for the 90 million 
dollar loan became' then a trifle 
less than gilt edge. 

The government, S luckily, had 
some collateral, however, and this 
it proceeded to liquidate. -From' 
this source it was. able .to -reduce 
the debt to SO million. 

Now thfr^stockholders are being 
sued off tSeir liability. The most 
that can be thus collected will be 
14 million dollars. After the smoke 
finally clears fully away, the Gov- 
ernment stands to lose, net, about 
50 millions on the transaction. 

But what about Charley? He' 
was a big stockholder, of course," 
and will have to shell out hand- 

A. reasonable presumption, 'per- 
haps," but the facts are quite oth-. 
erwise. Not thus easily is Charley 
caught out on a 'limb 1 He has al- ■ 
ready settle3. And the most they 
were able to hold him for was 
¥5.200. i 

Proving, again, that lje*is quite 
as clever as he is reputed to be. 

Incidentally, \ the Republican 
press, which had been . wont- to 
laud him to the" skies, "suddenly 
withdrew Into blank and embar- 
assed .silence* concerning its erst- 
while favorite. .J 

And the frequent -^mention of . 
Charles G-. Dawes as a presidenti- 
al possibility as suddenly ceased. 

This was, of course, something 
to be thankful for . . ; though it 
does seem that 50 million^, i\et, for 
this blessing may be just'ia wee 
bit high. • 'I 

. L 

Hearst's Compliments Not Wanted 

An Editorial in The Catholic! Worker 

■ In RE your recent congratula- 
tions to the Catholic- press, and 
your editorial Icdmpliments to Ca- 
tholics on their , militant fight 
against Communists, may we in- 
form you that Catholics do not 
figh^ Communists,; but communism. 
) Catholics do not fight commun- 
ism because they wish to support 
a vicious capitalism or because 
communism objects to the jingois- 
tic nationalism with which you 
fill your sorry sheets.. Catholics 
do- not subscribe to the 1 class, war 
which "ypu are doing your best to 
advance. • Nor do Catholics support 
the anti-peace movement you fos- 
ter. In other words, Catholics arc 
not working alongside you, so your 
compliments are lost. All these 
things are. just as uti'-Cathlic as is 
communism itself. Which makes 
your papers and other media of 
propaganda nn-Catholic, too. 
^ The" Catholic fight on communism 
is one based on philosophies, not 
on economics. .And by tine same 
ren v yqur brand of Americanism, 
your^ bourgeois capitalism; your 
claaV war, your- loIUtarlsUc atti- 

tude coma in for the same condem 
nation as- does the philosophy of 
Marx and Engels. 

The difference is that the follow- 
era of Marx- are honest enough to 
bpld to a doctrine which they be- 
lieva is right **Yqu, like all Fas- 
cists, are a perfect -pragmatist. - 
Utility takes |the place of morality , 
for you. And unlike some 'pragma-' 
tists, the utility Is not for the " 
common good. It Id ' utility for 
Hearst i ' I . 

Please, Mr. . Hearst -' Catholics 
have a tough enough time trying 
to be, understood. I Dojipt compli- 
cate the issues -more^Nstay on 
your, own side of the fence; do 
your own dirty work; .work up the 
passions of one mob against tha 
other;, do you r best to' stir up 
world conflagrations; rant and 
rave about "my country, right or - 
wrong;" support 'the exploitation 
of labor; support everything thai 
is evil in the world today, as you 
do; but please. Meaee, do not try 
to convince, the -world'that Cathc- ' 
Ilea have any share, in your sordid 
adventures. .1 

less, despite heavy trucks and 
pushers. The snow plow merery 
-.buried itself In a d riff like a mole 
( in his burrow. '. Rotary plows wexe , 
necessary and perhaps -the most. - 
welcome sight that many a, town 
has seen this, winter was the spout j 
of snow cast 1 50 feet in the air and j 
200 feet, to the side of a highway, as 
one of these marvelous machines 
cut a swath through the drift. .-. . 

There are. places where a _car - 1 
seems to be ^driving ihru a canyon - 
of white; other places where, the - ' 
snow was so deep the rotary had 
to be moved thru twice, but there ; 
was no place whereinaturcwas ev- 
en able to challenge i man. ' Nature 
shot the works this winter, and 
came out second best. The saga 
of the fight- of the. highway men 
who clear our drifts will be long 
remembered. Certainly even a Re- 
publican could riot accuse the De- 
partment for playing politics with. 
Old Man Winter. 



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iQryjgla Community Neiitr* 

"Mrs; J. W. Stewart, Oflrreapondeat 

Gordon Rud,' who 'is etationea 
.near Cans Ijafee at a I CCC camp 
■United several days; last week 
with his 'parents 1 here; * 

Mrs. O. J. Johnson; and Dr. and, 
"Mrs. Galen Adkins were" Saturday! 
■visitors at the Andrew- Clay home 
in Greenbnsh. | j 

MJrsVIngeborgPauIson, who has 
been visiting relatives at Perley, 
returned ' home last ! week. 

Miss Ina Walle ofi NielsvlHe is 
■risiting indefinitely at the home ol 
her slater, Mrs. Marvin Sistad. A 
" Peter Bakten, local liiieniah, 
", spent several days, last week at 
Erskine on business, j 

The following were visitors &% 
the P. P. ilaney home on Sunday: 
0- J. JohnBoh and ■ family. L#eo 
•Weischer. J. E. Hanejr and family, 
•Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shahley of War- 
ren. "MC6. Cora Bush j and Mrs. W. 
A. Holbrook. • j 

Mr. and Mrs: Ohed S&bo and son 

Itennes of Goodridge. 

were Sunday 

end visitors 

•visitors at the Henry Xygaard 
home. : : 

Palmer Grovum yi sited on Sat- 
urday with his b'rothjer Obert and" 
wife at C-atzke. | j 

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Sorenson 
and Mr. and Mrs! Ed Snanley of 
Warren were week 
• with relatives and friends. 
-. 3Irs. Alfred Rasniuksen and Gil- 
men Hyl land were lajst Wednesday 
business callers in Bemidji. j 

Mrs. Clifford -Lunde entertained 
a number of small children Thurs- 
day afternoon, Feb. 20, in honor of 
her daughter Marjlynn's fourth 
birthday. Various ; amusements 
■were enjoyed followed by lunch. 
Marllynn was the "recipient of ja 
Eumber of .pretty gifts. ( 

aliases Ellen Dalos.! Mildred Paul 
son; and iBeatrice; Thompson of 
TKIef River Falls ' were week end 
visitors with - their parents here. ) 

The following girls visited on'- 
Monday afternoon with Mrs: Sid- 
ney Fladeland: Sylvia and . Shar- 
lotte Sansmark, Ida- Xygaard, Hafc- 
■ej and Alma Sistad. and Stella Sor 
enson. . i. . , ■ / y \ 

Misses Betty Fladeland and/Ag- 
nes Sandland, students at Teachers 
Training Dept. at ;Thief River 
Falls high school are -spending two 
' ■prtseks:practlce teaching in schools 
near Grygla. Miss Fladeland is in 
Hisa Loven's school, ' six mile.s 
northwest and Miss Sandland" ijr 
■Mr.:Stenne's. school, three and one 
haK miles west. 

Hjlmex L*e.o„f Perley visited ov- 
er the "ft'eek end Eererwith friends. 
", , The annual creamery meeting 
and the election of officers of the 
Grygla' Land '"O'Lakes creamery 
was. held Monday afternoon at the 
Woodman hall. -A very large 
crowd was in attendance. Secre- 
tary Mrs. Tilda Ertfckson was re^ 
elected. Other officers elected 
were Martin Sansmark and Seven 
Askejand. Robert Snndberg has 
beerr"; hired as , assistant/at" the 
creamery, to replace Oliver Peter- 
son. A statement of ^jLrie creamers 
.financial report foiythe past year 
wiQCJSe- pufhTlshed plater. 

A nrimber of local 'card fans au- 




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P tBWM^L ffjy ft^-iqtf jCTaa 

^Caskets & Supplies 

Caskets -and Funeral Sup 

plies carried in Stock. 


Grrgla, - - - - Hlnn. 

Fliilco £ Zenith 


Battery & Electric 


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§BCA and Fairbanks) korse Radt- 

1 Cabinet building of 'all kinds.. 

I Grjfeln, - J A - MInn.i 

toed to Goodridge on Monday ev- 
ening where they enjoyed a few 
games of card's -with • their Good- 
ridge frjenda. - 

Frances Stewart spent '-the wpek 
end, at herlparental home. . i 

Myra Sorenson spent several 
days 'the past week iii the village 
with friends. 



School in Oist. No. 234 is closed 
this week due to the illness of the 
teacher. Miss 'Eleanor Sherry. 

Leo Pahlen left Wednesday for 
iNorthonie where lie will i>e em- 

Earl Morrissette, who is attend- 
ing the University of .Minnesota, 
spent the~week end at .the home of 
his parents, -Mr. .and Mrs. Lamis 
Morrissette. v 

Mr .and Mrs. W. T. Lonergah 
spent. Saturday .afternoon at the 
Chasi Schmidt. home, in Red Lake 

Mr. and Mrs. Ing Storvick of 
Red Lake Falls, were visitors at 
the Sejverin Hanson home Sunday. 

Mr." and Mrs. Ralph Van Dusen 
of Halma, Minn., spent. .the week- 
end visiting relatives and" friends 

The 'many friends of .Mrs. K. N. 
Grimsrud were sorry to hear of 
her illness. 


School reopened -Monday, Feb. 
24 after a ten day vacation. Miss 
Koed returned from her home at 
Askov, Miss Steherson from her 
hom^ at Moorhead, and Miss Swen- 
seid from Grand Forks. Miss Pet 
erson of Red Lake Fails, is teach- 
ing the third and fourth grades 
due to the illness of Miss Maki. Mr. 
Williard McCrady Is in charge of 
Miss McElligott's classes during 
her absence. ' 

.Last week, during vacation, the 
fidqrs. desks, and woodwork in the 
school building were cleaned and 
re- varnished. 

Friday evening, Feb.- 21st, the 
high school basketball team defeat 
ed Alvarado;*y;'a;Beore;pf 23 to 17. 
The Cardinar'p'layers did not play' 
as well as-usual and many of^.the 
fans were -dlsappplnted; forxuhey 
had expected;'^; better- e^h'itttipn 
In the last gan^e of ,the season. 
The latter ''paxt^of the. weetv'tS.e 
team will go; tctf "Warren, r. to iake 
part in the toiirhameriti ■; ; V;%> 


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•The^-Public!' Forum . met at 'the 
Pater" Engelstad: home on ;FrIday 
evening, with, Calvin iToomey as 
.chairman and Thomas Ystesund 
as secretarj'. ~' A Washington-Lin- 
coln program 'was' ■ given. . The 
next meeting will be held on Fri- 
day evening at the Mons Engalstad 
home, with Mons Engelstad as the" 
chairman, and Morris Engelstad 
as secretary. Henry Oen will give 
a talk on the Youth Problem. Gor- 
don Gunderson will discuss: 
"Bankers and the Peoples* "Money" 
Mrs. Louise Anderson and Mons 
Engelstad will' discuss the .Su- 
preme Court.; ■/. 

The Neighborly Club, which has 
been postponed for the last two 
Fridays, will .meet the coming Fri- 
day at the Otto Xetteland home. 

Ethel and Elmer Husby motored; 
to Warren .on Sunday for a visit 
at the Arnold* Johnson home. :^~-- 

Mr. and Mrs/ William. Meyers of 
Mavie,. James ,Savage of Erie visit- 
ed at the Peter Engelstad home on 
Thursday evening. t '' U >■ 

. Carl Weiberg left "Monday even- 
ing for Texas. ,: 

Thomas Mathson and Stanley 
Ranuhi left for their home at Rose- 
wood after having spent, isome- 
time at/ the Engelstad home. *"'"■ 

Mrs/ Peter Engelstad spent Wed- 
nesday and Thursday of last week 
at the Art Ramheck home in Thief 
River Falls, where she 'assisted 
Mrs. Perry Borgie, who has been 

/Eldora Hogenson spent last 
week with her sister, Mrs. Peter- 
'son, in Thief River Falls. 

Alfred Arne came Wednesday 
for a: visit at the Martin Finstad 

Miss iyiary.. Biskey returned on 
Tuesday' to the Carl Finstad home 
School in Dist. 154 opened Wed- 
nesday after having been closed 
on account of the cold weather. 

Gladys and Helen Alberg were, 
over-night guests on. Saturday at 
the Carl Finstad home. 


The Sub-District 1 1 Declamatory 
contsst was held! Tuesday evening 
at the achool housev j ■■' Red' Lake 
Falls, Plummer,. Goodridge and St. 
Hilaire teams* 'contested. Red 
Lake EaUs took first place in ajl 
classes,; oratorical, dramatic and 
humorous. Plummer! took second 
in all classes. St. Hilaire took 
third in all classes and Goodridge 
fourth. ']''■' 

Selections •by-. l the! ! St Hilaire 
Reed quartet were ; played while 
the Judges made their decision*-. 
The Judges were j Miss. Agnes Tand 
berg, Miss Helen Olson and Mr. 
Montague, all of - {Thief River Falls. 
Lunch -mas aerved" to contestants, 
coaches and superintendent of 
schools. A large crowd attended. . 

Norman fiergh! 'returned home 
Friday from the Twin Cities where 
he just completed a. sbc weeks* 
course for buttermakers .at Uni*- 
versity Farm. \ 

Mrs. E. E. Lyon returned recent- 
ly to her; home in St. Paul after 
[having visited her mother and oth- 
jer relatives for' several weeks. 
J C. M. Brookins, .Agronomist of 
^University; Farm; spoke Friday at 
the clubi rooms' at the Olsen and 
Bilden hall. He) spoke on newest 
methods of testing seeds and other 
seed problems for the coming year. 

Lester | Holms | returned to" his 
home ati Red Lake Falls Sunday 
after spending a r few days at ths 
home of; his mother.' ' 

The local basketball team mo- 
tored to Oslo Saturday evening 
where they met j the -Oslo basket- 
ball team on their floor. After a 
fast game; the Ideal ] nids took the 
short end of the! score: This was 
the last game of the season. 

Mrs. Walter BJerk left Sunday 
for Fargo where] she will join' Mr. 
Bjerk, after having :■ spent some 
time at the home of ' Mr. and Mrs. 
Martin Bjerk and also at the home 
of her mother. Mrs.;; Ida Konick- 
son. '' j /''\;- 

A large' crowd] witnessed the ap 
pearance of .Ben Berger, the mast- 
er magician^ at -the school house 
Friday evening. 

Mr.>and Mrs. Harold Holms en 
tertained a few of their friends at 
their home: -Saturday evening. A 
social evening. 'of .Bunco was en- 
joyed. Lunch was served at "the 
close of the evening.; Those pres- 
ent were as follows: Miss Ruth 
Bakke; Miss Olson, (Miss Dorothy 
JGunstad.-Mr; WollanJ Mr. -and- Mrs; 
Robert Black,. Bveljjn >nd- Klem-. 
ens Gigstad, Vernon Lihdquf at, Mr. 
and Mrs. Norman.- Bergh, Mr/ and 
(Mrs. Clarence' Hallstrom, 'Irving 
and-Russel -McKercher. ■ ■ ■■'■■'- 

Mr. and Mrs.. Lee' Beebe, Mr. and 
Mrs.- Martin Erlckson. •■ Mr. and 
Mrs. Hawkiri- Olson. |and daughter 
Joyce were 'dinner guests Sunday, 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Jenson. -.[".-.■-. 

Mrs. Martin Guise h, Mrs. Leo 
Carpenter- and Mrs. Albert Nelson 
helped Mrs. .Walter Hilllgoss cele 7 
brate her' birthday anniversary on 
Thursday afternoon at her home. 

•Mrs; Andrew Mortjenson was re- 
cently taken to", a ho -pital at Thief 
River Falls to recei *e, medicai- ; at- 
tention. . 

Orville Gulseth, who is employed 
at Thief R>yer Falls,! spent Sunday 
with his parents. Mr. and '. Mi's. 
Martin Gulseth. j . . 

Miss Bernice. Ande rson spent the 
week end; at Stephen visiting her 
parents. ■ . ' j . 
■'■ The regular meeting of the Worn 
en's Club was held Thursday even- 
ing at the Club (rooms: The pro- 
gram consisted of book reviews by 
Mrs. Kirkconnel ,and Mrs.. Chas. 
Huff. The roll call jwas answered 
by current events. JA social hour 
was held after the program. Lunch 
was served by Mesdames Adolph 
Satterberg, Walter Olson and W.' 
A. Corbet. 


for' Thief. River <F-Ula -where she 
will -spend a-ftwj ^weeks visiting 
with relatives, j | 

. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland and fam- 
ily of Thief River Falls yislted-at 
the Aspelin home Sunday. ; 

lOrrin and, Clarin Fredericksbn 
were ailppW guests at the Alfred 
Anderson home Sunday, j V j 

Mrs. A. .0." Aspelin was taken, to 
a hospital' in Thief River Falls last 
week to receive medical .treatment; 

iThe Boy'SoputB.of Holt; were en- 
tertained, by nKnihers of |the Com- 
mercial. Cllrb on' Thursday evening. 
Ai short program was \ given con- 
sisting of talks hjc Re*fv Redal.'Mr. 
Walter Larson and Mr; Vernon 
Jenson. After the program a de- 
licious lutich was aerveM. 

{Roy Hagberg and Jerome Sorum 
spent the week end at the Renie 
Warner home. . | 

-Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Carlson and 
Donna. Mae and i Glenn visited at 
the Solium home*, in Grand Forks, 
SJunday. ■ 




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;The GJrl- Reserve Club had s 
candy sale at noonion Friday. Re- 
ceipts, totaled $2.63? ■ 

;The sixth, seventh and eighth 
gradeB were guests at a Washing- 
ton and Lincoln program given by 
students of the Holt high school, 
Friday afternoon. The program 1 
was as follows: ; Flag Pledge^ by 
the Audience; Star Spangled B*an- 
ner and America; Audience; Read-- 
irigs. Lucille. Horien, Inez Ander- 
son, Beatrice ' Larson, Florence 
Kolden; Musical [selections, Clarin 
Frederickson and Robert ■ Sand- 
berg. .-■■'■_ ! !. 

Mrs. Bennle Johnson 'returned 
home last \ Wednesday after visit- 
ing with relatives at Alvarad and 
Warren for some time. 

Mrs. W. ! P. Wilson j visited Fri- 
at-the home of her daughter, 
A. Bunk at St Hilaire Friday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carriere and 
daughter Clara of Middle River, 
and[ Axel Larson and daughter Ir- 
1b spent Sunday at the A. LarBon 
home. " f\, ' [ 

A number ."of young pedple spent 
Monday evening at the Geo. Haupt 
home in honor of Agnes Haupt's 
tiirthday anniversary. | An enjoy- 
able evening was spent and lunch 
was served. j 

Stella Omundsoh, -who attends 
A. p. at Crooks ton, spent the week 
end. at the home of her parents. 
Mr.] and Mrs. P.'; Omundson. She 
returned to .Crooksjon' Monday. 
. J^rs. Walter Bjerk, who has been* 
visiting at the home of her moth- 
er, {Mrs. Ida Konlckson . and ' also 
with other- relatives, left last week 
forfher home. . - I . 







* '__ : I * 

Mr. and Mrs. 01e| Sovde from 
Oklee visited friends and relatives 
here Sunday.. j 

; Mrs. Victor Johnson spent a few 
days last week visiting with rela- 
tives in Thief River| Falls. . 

Miss Eunice Johnson, primary 
teacher here, spent the week end 
at her home in Middle River. 

Circle 5 t of . the N;azareth Luth- 
eran Ladies Aid me ; at the home 
of. Mrs. Marvin Sandberg Friday 

•Francis (Nyberg spent the week 
end with Betty Johnson, 

Mrs. Ben Nyberg. and Miss Ethel 
Xohre spent thejweik end visiting - 
in " Plummer. - 

Agnes Engebretsqn left Friday 

For Sale or Trade 

1— 19S3 ChOTrolet' Sport Sedaa 
1—1929 WWppet Si* Coach 
1—12-20 Twin City traetor 
1— -All-steel Track Wagon— Kew 
1 — 7 n 'ft- Tandem Disc Harrow 
£406 -Cedar Fence Posts 
3 — Incubators I* 

1— Set Bob-SIeas ' I 
1— Mower' r I ■ 

1— Ha> Bake 

TTe^iTe 'ata direitr aiener for the 
Twin ? Cirj and Xoline tractors and 
;, Also CicTTotet Agenej- 

;The Community Club met on 
Friday evening, February 21. The 
program , for the evening was a 
one-act operetta, ['.'The Wedding of 
of the Flowers" by the grade pup- 
ils. The operetta was coached by 
Misses Elizabeth iHolappa and An- 
ita 'Erlckson and ■• Mrs. Alice 
Brandt, all teachers of J the local 
school. Following- -the i program, 
pictures of the group were taken 
by a photographer from Thief Riv- 
er Falls. : Lunch : was served- after 
the program.- 

]On Friday, March 6 "Look Out, 
Lizzie", a 3*act play will -be -pre-- 
sented by the.Comnranity Cliib for 
the benefit of -the 'school athletic 
fund. Plan to attend. >■ 

■Mr. and Mrs. -Lloyd; Nelson, arid 
family .visited relatives iri Bagley 
oh Sunday. - - ; : -- -..v'.''- 

iMlss'Emma Swahson-spent-'sev-- 
.eral days last week in, -Thief Blver 
Falls with her sister and brother- 
in-ilaw; Mr." and. Mrs. Ed Gevihg.T 

•Mr; and Alr's.'JO.* A.- - ; Prestebak 
had as iguest soir Sunday 1 . Mr. and 
•Mrs. . Andrew Prestebak' and fahi- 
ily and|Mr. PrestebaTt's mother, all 
of Thier River Falls - - 

Forum; Subscriptions -1.E0 a year 



.Mr. and Mrd. Einar Loven en-- 
ter|ained at'a Valentine party the 
following friends: MrJ • and Mrs. 
Mejroy'Aase: Mr. and Mrs. Amos 
-.Aase, Miss Ann Loveh, Ai Oplck- 
Arnold Engelstad, • Miss Lorraine 
Young, Juell. and Orester Aase, 
Miss Violet Anderson,: Miss Myrtle 
Hoite, John. Loven. Kenneth Knut- 
son and Martin Lian. ; 

Decorations were carried out in 
red and white with Valentine fav- 
ors! The evening was spent in 
playing games. .A number of priz- 
'es were awarded. The guests were 
-favpred with several musical num- 
bers. . Hearts were matched for 
lunch partners. " " | 

JjTiss; j Lillian Haroldson, Miss 
Loi-ralne Young, Juell I and Orester 
Aa^e were enterbalned|at the Hugo 
Landmark home Saturday evening. 

Miss 'Ann 'Loven, who is, a nurse 
at j the . Physician's [hospital at 
Thief I Blver Falls, spent a few 
da-is | in Gatzke visiting relatives 
anq friends. - ^ L ■.. . .• 

Miss Lorraine Peterson, who at- 
tends high school at. Middle River, 
spent the week end . at her :hdmfi>" 

Miss .. Lillian,- .Haroldson, : spenV 
the pasj; week : ,yisitfng at the Anv.' 
[iGise home. - j ■■*■.'_-. 

Mrs. Einar Loven visited at; het 
parental home at Middle Rivet °a- 
Th irsday^. ^_ 

ilrs'.; Melroy Aare who teaches 
scl pol ai-JRblljsO spent the past 
we;k at the Bert Bernstien home 
du :j to blocked* roads. . ' ' > 

. Lllan Tonder has been sick, but 
aow back to work. 

ijlen Bernstien and * a .crew , of 
h left ; for the woods - to begin 
cu ting and hauling timber;- 

Mr. and^Mrs. Thos>. :-KhutsbA 
and son Kenneth who have .enjoy- 
ed a two weekB Vacation" visiting 
relatives in Willmar and Hanl'ey 
Falls, returned home Thursday. 

Barhet Benson is. assisting at 
the John Marotteck home while 
Mr. Marotteck serves at petit Jur- 
or at Bemidji during, the . wint-w 
term of court which begins on Feb. 

Miss Helen Roen enjoyed the 
week end at her parental home at 

: Thomas Kriutson Jr. who has 
been home for a few days recuper- 
ating from a burn of hot. steam 
returned to his high school duties 
at Red Lake. 

Walter Dalton's horse* which 
was stricken with sleeping sick- 
ness last! fall, died. j 

Nine men were overnight stop- 
pers at the C. Campbell hbme one 
night last week, enroute farther 
north in- the game reserve where 
they are glazing, a trail. 

■Hojvor Noneland of 'Grygla was 
a visitor on. Sunday at the home 
of nis sister and family, Mrs'. "Sig 
Leversdn. i 

Robert pundberg is working as 
a helper at the Grygla creamery, 
llus Magrienon has accepted a job 
as "butteriraker there also. Ilus" 
position as buttermaker will be 
filled by his brother, Alvin. - 

•Vernie Holthusen left for Thief 
River Falls recently where he will 
receive medical aid. 

Sale! oh Silk Dresses 

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Services wUl be neld it the Mis-- 
sion churctf Sunday. at id: 30 A. M., 
'and 8:00 P. M., Rev; O: T.'Xrtihdell 
from Thief River Falls will speak 
at both services. ' ' .-,- 

Sunday -school will '6pen again 
ns-xt Sunday at .11:45 A. M. after 
two ; monthB* vacation./ ■ .T~\ 
' : Mr., and Mrs.. Art Swan of New- 
f Olden called at the Julius Strom- 
bo home Tuesday.. 
. A party was given to Mrs. Lena 
Nordgaard by! VIkine- and Rose- 
wood at the Julius StromBb home 
•last Saturday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sorenson t and 
children Fern, Doris and Beverly, 
visited at Lindahl's home at New-- 
folden, Sunday. ' .1 

Mr. "dhd" Mrs. J. i G. Lodoen fol 
Grand Forks visited at Mrs. ,0.;H. ; 
Hanson's home Sunday. 
. Miss Ruth 'Nestrudj spe.ut the ■ 
week end with her folks. ' 
-. Alice:' Millem of Rosewood is 
spending some time here with her i 
aunt, Mrs. Nordgaard. 

A number of ladies -gave a birth 
day party for Mrs. Gothenberg at 
her "home-- Sunday. ; ; . -' 

Mr. and Mrs. Waldie'Christenson " 
and Mrs. C. Christenson of Thief 
River Falls, visited with Mrs. Ed. 
Krohn Monday afternoon. 

Gust Kirby', a former resident of 
Viking, "who moved to Middle Riv- 
er some time ago. passed away "at 
Thief River Falls ' last Sunday 

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Scrupulous care had to-be 
exercised to guard the strength 
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That's why Pureteit Cod 
Liver CHI was the first and only 
addition to their regular milk 
diet. / 

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. The Young Matrons of the Wom- 
en's Club |werfc-£he guests of- Mrs. 
Oscar Paulson at her home -Tues- 

Thief River Pharmacy 

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da£ evening/Mrs. Robert Lund as- 
sisted Mrs- Paulson | as hostess. 
Mrs. L,fi. Larsen gave an interest- 
ing talk on "Birds and Flowers." 


V The following were- guests at a 
;one o'clock luncheon, ..and bridge" 
given by Miss Blanche Greenland 
and. Miss Inez Lunder, Saturday: 
Miss Harriet Hellquist, Miss Ros- 
,ine Oalilen, Miss Helen Margaret 
Olson. Miss Alice Larson, Miss Ev- 
elyn Cook, Mrs. H. O. Chommie, and 
Miss Anita Dahlqulsti After lun- 
cheon at the Log Cabin Tavern, 
the guests played bridge at the 
Lambert home, prizes being pre- 
sented to Miss /Olson and Mrs. 
Chommie, who won high .score and 
second high'fespectively.- 


The Dramatic Section of the 
Women's Club will' meet ■ Thursday 
evening, February 27, it the home 
of Mrs. L. G. Culver). at 111 Ndrth 
Tindolph Avenue. Miss Thofdis 
Johnson will assist Mrs. Culver as 
hostess. The. play "Hay Fever" 
will be read by Mrs. 'R. V. Sher- 
man. ! i 


Miss Emma Tandberg and MisS 
Agnes Tandberg were, hostesses to 
the members of their sewing club 
at a six-thirty o'clock dinner at 
the Tandberg residence Monday ev- 


: Tlie Current Events section of 
the Women's Club will meet next 
Tuesday. March 3, at the home of 
Mrs. Theodore Quale. 1 , Mrs C H 
Jung mil discus's- Russia. ' 


Mrs. Norhert Holzknechf was 
-hostess at her home Sunday even- 
ing at a six-thirty buffer supper 
and bridge. There were\foiir 
tables of bridge, Mrs. Ole Enget- 
stad and George Werstlein winning 
prizes for high score,- ; 


'Honoring ner d-augnter Phyllis 
Nandy on her nfth biruiday anni- 
versary, Mrs. James Steen was hbs- 
fess-lo.tne members 01 tne kinaer- 
garten 01 the Norihrbp scnool in 
tne mnaei-garten rooni Tuursday 
morning. At ten o'clock retresh- 
ments were served; the twenty- 
three guests being seated at one 
long table. A birthday cake was 
tne table centerpiece.! iMrs. J iL. 
bdtt assisted- Mrs. Sjteeri in .serV 
mg. ■■ r 


I The teachers of the Knox school 
gave a dinner pyrty at: the school 
house on Wednesday, February 19. 
Red, white, and'iuue table-decora- 
tions were jiaeifl in keeping with 
George .Washington's ' "birthday. 
.Chinese chess was played during 
the evening, with MIbs' ' Evelyn 
Cook winning the' t prize. The 
guests were Superintendent and 
Mrs. Morris. Bye. ;Mr.' and Mrs. Ot- 
to. Geske, and. the. Misses Edna. 
Larson, Alice Peterson,. Anita Dahl- 
qiiist, . Viola , Bredesbh, Ruby 
Thompson, Delia [Peterson, Evelyn 
Cook, irma Springen, Florence Par 
sq'ns, and Harriet Hellquist^ ■ 


IS HOSTESS . ' • . 

;.Miss Margaret \ Sta'durh' enter^ 
tabled informally | at her home on 
Friday evening, j February .21; 
Games and contests were played, 
Miss Marion Hensrud, Mrs.' Clar- 
ence. Sande, and.MiSB Donna Bak- 
ke, winning prizes! At eleven, o'- 
clock lunch was-iserved. -.- Covers' 
were. laid .for fifteen guests at 
tables decorated, in a George Wa- 
shington color scheme of red, 
white, and' blue. The hostess was 
assisted iu serving by Miss Stella' 
Stadum, Miss Norma Ystesund, 
and Miss Hflvjer, Johnson, The in- 
vited guests were the Misses Don- 
na |Bakke, Ruth Bredeson, Bernice 
Granum, Delia Peterson, Eleanor 
Carlson, Marion Hensrud, Violet 
Rhpdegard, Delores Urdahl, Ver- 
ona Urdalil, Edith iMickelson. Hel- 
en i Peterson. Myrtle. Myrold. Ruth 
Mickelson. .and -Ragn'a. Steenerson: 
arid the Mesdames - Harry Hend- 
rickson, Clarence i Sande;" Ernest 
Bjerken, August Wold,' and C. A. 
Myrom, . . ;".'.* 

Ivln Christophereon spent Sat 
l K bS 1 " 1 S^noay viaiting - in 
tnd Forks. ..... 

lunday guests at, the home of 
and Mrs. Edward O'Hara were 
and; Mrs. otto Ranum and 
Ihter Betty Lou of Warren; 
lr - A- E. J.acobson left Monday 
it for St Paul where he is at- 
llng a dentist's- convention tbis[ 
?k.- : He will return' to this city 
lay morning, 
-r* °- K- Friasell -left Tuesday 
night for Hot Springs, Arkansas, 
to loin her, husband and son who 
havje been there for about a month: 
. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkin Olson and 
daujghter -Miss Joyce were Sunday 
dinner guests at tbe home of Mr 
angMrs. Earl Jenson in St. Hllaire 
Ten young people, members of 
thejEpworth League of the Com- 
munity church, accompanied by 
Rev) Cooke and Miss Ellen Brooks, 
motored to Middle River to present 
a program at the CCG Camp Tues- 
day [ evening.- | 

Mr. and Mrs. George Biddick re- 
turned last week after having 
spedt since New Years visiting at 
various points in Texas. Among 
the jplaces they visited were Har- 
llnjen and Rio Hondo. ' 

Mp and Mrs. j. A. Erickson re- 
turned Saturday from SA Paul and 
Minneapolis where they spent last 


week. Mr. Erickson attended an 
igihee's convention there. 


■Mrs. Jake O'Hara was honored 
at a party given at -her home on 
Wednesday afternoon, -February 19 
the occasion being her birthday 
anniversary. '' Guests>at the pfi>t? 
were Mrs. O'Hara, gueSt of honor> 
and the Mesdames. CecilexCollihs, 
Jo*, Collins, Howard- Christie, Her 
old Knadle.' Hjalmer Hostvet;-.01e 
Froseth. Everett Thomas, Harry. 
'Dahl, O. .A. NyhuB; iPalmer - Aaseby, 
and C. ,E. CarlsojU Mrs. O'Hara 
received a lovely- birthday gift 
from thexgroup. Bridge was play- 
ed at three, tables, v high score 
prize being Won by Mrs. O'Hara, 
and low score by Mrs: Joe Collins. 
A delicloda IuncnXwhich.. included 
two beautifully, .decorated- birthday 
cakes, was served.-- - \i .; . . :-- 


Mrs. Charles Engle, ; assisted by 
Mrs. u. a. .Mayer^oakes; entertain- 
ed the members- or, the Epwortn. 
League at her Jiome' Friday-even- 
ing.,, -.Twenty guests were present. 
-£L?> .S?S g was "^^ Playing 
Cootie 'Mrst prize nelng won' by 
?A.l S n SI f7^War-Oakesj and at 
10.JO oclock^lunch was served. 
Red, white, and. blue [favors and 
flags used as decorations carried 
out the WasHihgton'sXirthday idea. 
Xater in the evening7>the guests 
enlpyed a taffy pull. - | N* - 


J ™' Harold Harrison entertar 
ed^undajvevening at a seven 
o clock supper for her husband in 
honor of his birthday anniversary 
Her guests wereXthe honor .guest 
air. Harrison, and the Messrs>and 
J*™?- Arthur JohnSon, William 
Claffy, George Lee, Donald Chalm- 
ers,, and Clarence Pope; and Mrs 
Morris Bye. Bridge was played at 
thtee babies, high prize- going to 
Mr. and Mrs v George LeV 


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. Miss Inez -Abrahamson, .who has 
been employed, as^operator at the 
Benson Beauty Shop ; in this city 
for some time!: left-,Tuesday morn- 
ing for Langdon, If orth Dakota,. to 
resume her _former.. jwsitioiK as 
beauty operator in^a; shop^ "there^, 
Jiiss Amber Prugh returned Sat- 
urday morning after a three weeks 
visiti in the Twin Cities with fri- 
ends [ and relatives.; -;.,'. 
flR^Langley, managr of the Harta 
store- at Grand Forks, North Da- 
kota,: spent the week end visiting 
with i friends in this city and at 
Plummer. / 

Mrs. William O'Connell left Sat- 
urday night for her home ll Min- 
neapolis after, a brief visiti here 
*witli her.parenta. ! r I ' 

.Miss -Ruth Cronkhite, a "Univer- 
sity ofNorth Dakota, senior, "spent 
the week-end at her home in this ' 
city. ■ ,\ . j / 

Mr. 1 ' and Mrs. Dominick Kollnes- 
«. visited • withNfrlends in St' Hil- 
aire Sunday. . .. n. 

MIbs Mable Chrfitopherson re- 
turned^to ihis city Saturday after 
spending a, week visitingNwith rel- 
atives and friends ]n ; GranchForks. 

T»i — -.-~"' «•"«" taere. ' - 
Miss Agnes Tandberg, Miss Hel- 
en Margaret Olson, and Kyle Mon- 
tague of the local faculty. Judged 
a declamatory contest at ' St Hil- 
aire|last Tuesday evening 

Gu«ts at tbe Dr. o. F.' Mellby 
V°^5. Prld ? y ev oa'n K were Mrs. 
Mellby's sister, Mrs. E. E. Swari- 
son Jand daughter, Elizabeth Ann 
Swaison. . Robert Suunk. Jack 
Quistgaard, and Miss Pearl Trost 
Miss Swanson took part in the sub : 
district declamatory contest held 
ftere |that evening, 

MM. and Mrs. E. D. Traver had 
as their guests onl Tuesday Mr. and 
Mrs. |P. O. Tvcdt of Ada, Minneso- 
ta, Mr. Tvedt attended a meeting 
of the Land CLakea AssociaUon 
held (in this city, Tuesday, 

Mi|s Violet Jacobson, formerly 
of this city, who Is now employed 
In Albert Lea, Minnesota, arrived 
Sunday morning to, visit untit 
Thursday with relatives and fri- 
ends.] ■ 
; A guest at the- home of Dr. and- 
Mrs.|C. W: Froats- is Dr. Froats?- 
mother, Mrs. Margaret Froats of. 
■StvPauL who arrived -Saturday:'-. 
■Week*^nd; visitors in this city 
...ere Mr..and Mrs. Howard Gibson 
of Crpokstori.:- ...: 

Miss Marie Thill, returned last 
Week| from the Twin Cities- where 
she -visited with her sister, Miss 
,J*argar,et who is attending a beau- 
tyschool in Minneapolis. 
'MrJI.and Mrs. August 1 -Wold re- 
turnelKlast Friday from Minneapo- 
lis wiereVthey had spent since 
Monday visiting amj attending the 
, Land p'LakesNcpnvention. " 
i x MIsb EudoraTiiwklns of this 
?S. l?. Wednesday' evening for 
'*iS I 5P dria ' Mtanesota, where she 
wril.b>, employed as a Beauty oper- 

- Kendhll Gustafson. HamlmXunt 
veraaty/ student, spent the week- 
end here, at the home of his par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gustaf- 

,Miss . 
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People's Co-op. Store 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 

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Fur Goat Sale 

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postupity to purchase a 

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Mrs. O..H. Frissell.iwho left n j a -S? M^-^Hpbef t Westicbtt of 
.„ I "/and Forks, NdrthiDakota, arriv- 
ed Saturday to visitUndeflnitely a>l 
the home of their son-in-law and 
daughter, Mr. and Mrs>sjack Mc 

Tuesday night for 

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Arkansas, was;guest of honor at a UC s f tu '' Ja '' ^ , visit.jindeflnitely af 

handkerchief shower j given sat- I j 

urday afternoon at he? noie ty ^echnnl.' 

the members of Groups Three and I nr"^.,™ „ I ' \ 

■ 'j - ".i - Dr - warren Hanson attended the 

Myrtle' Myrold, a nurse at 
~-a.~3Li L ? ke .' s ' hospital, visited 
'SS ^nda ui Crookston ; from 

through Sunday. 

Strictly Old Time 

Sons of Norway Hall 

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New Spring Coats and Suits Arriving|Dai. 


Stock Salt, 100 ib. sa cK 79c 

These tasty buns, loaded 
witK fruits and spices, will 
be rriadeat our bakery '.; 
ever/ Friday and Saturday 
during Lent. 

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Grocer: now or get them 
the Bakery. 

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Endless Study 
"Did any politician ever try. to 
tell ynu you didn't know your own 

"Yes," said Mr. Dustln Stax. "But 
1 niimuge to keep the old firm go- 
ing and n politician Is liable to go 
-out of business, every four years." 


; Honored j ■ ' 

./"/Son of, College Professor — My fa- 
^T?rar holds (lie seat of applied 
■ physic's ai Yale. j 

tion or an ex-Convlci-j-Tut,' tut.' 
.your father lias nothing on mine. 
He held the seat of applied electric- ■ 
/ vlty at Sing Sjng. ' 

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• X^^ Monetary Systems 

l 'Snine people once , used oyster 
• litiells^for money." 

"Socially. 1 ' saiil .Miss t'nyenne, "1 

can't approve of the Idea. .. L have 

' the highest recant . for the usefnl- 

. ness of ^in. oyster shueker. But I 

can't esteem! him as an original cus- 

iotlian of wealth. 




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^l,e — MuniiT. -You expect me to 
marry a grouch like you?. Never! 

He-^I'ni only grouchy because 
•vou refuse me. 

Dependence on the Next Generation 
"You have kept lhy,twlns awake 
all night!" excliiimed'Mr. Meekton's 
wife. / 

, "Yes, Henrietta. We ' need 
■ money." 

"Wliiii has that to dp withj de- 
priving our little ones of rest?"; 

*i tried to keep them Id conver- 
sation, hoping that one of them 
would say something that we could 
sell for live dollars. to a sayings of 
bright children department." 


Going Fast : 

Dentist's^ Daughter— Have yon 
asked papa for my hand? 

Candidate — No. But I've tried 
four times. Every time I step into 
tote. office 1 lose my courage. Today 
f fallowed him to pull; ray fourth 
tootu\os an excuse. 

Getting Prepared' 

Servants-Sir. there's a burglar 
working on ^the wall safe down- 
stairs. \ 

English - Sportsman— Very well, 
my man. Fetch nie my shooting 
logs, my hunting cap\my. game bag 
and my elephant girn.X' 

Poor Exeat* } N. 

"How dare you offer me aNfteap 
necklace like this I It's imitation 1" 

"My dear— the slncerest form of 
flattery." — Stray Stories : Magazine/ 1 

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CHAPTER l. — Ab AlanJGarth.pri, 
peotor* Is preparing to ieave\tor h 
roJnJvQs x claim Id the Far Nqr,'tb, a 
piano lands a.t the alrwaya emergency 
•tattoo. In It are Bartonl RamlU, mil- 
lionaire mining magnate: bis daugh- 
ter, tiltth; and Vlvum JBuiby, pilot 
and mining engineer. Believing hlni 
to be only an. Ignorant prospector, 
the men offer to make an atr trip to 
Garth's claim, although they refer to 
the plaMnum? bearing ore 'as nearly 
?*wortnlessJ' • Ullth Ramlll, product 
of the Jar* age, plainly shows her 
contempt for Garth. / 

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»oor •**»», YolV Keys and Aato- 
MobHe^^Kers for \all makes of 
Cara§|(lBltiduiK 193C* uiodels, and 
kejsjfer anr kind\ol a lock, 
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CHAPTER -IL— Through Garth's 
_ guidance the plane soon reaches the 
■ clhJm s.lte. Huxby and Ramjll, after 
making several .tests, assure Garth 
hln .claim, Is nearly valueless,, bat to 
"encourage".' young prospectors they 
are willing to .take^a' chance In In- 
vestlng'a small amount. Sensing the 
treachery that-.jies ahead. Garth se- 
cretly; removes--R,ft,-nall part from the 
motor, of the plane. 

CHAPTER III. — Huxby and Ullth 
taunt-''Garth with bis "gullibility,:' 
but- their tone soon changes when 
thfey try to start the" crippled "plane. 
Returning to shora they try to force 
Garth to give up the mlaslng^part. 
Garth manages to set the raopoplane 
adriTt and the current carries it over 
th's, /alls, where It. Is wrecked. He 
points out to the enrage? trio that 
he Is their only hope^ln gu'dingthem 
out of. the jwilderness, and to kill 
bim would be fatal to all. 

CHAPTER IV.— Gartb~"begins the 
work of preparing for tho'long Jour- 
ney. He insiBts that the others help. 
Moccasins must be made, and Ramlll 
aridXhis^ daughter/hardened for the 
hardships ahead In their toilsome 
trek to the outpost on the Mackenzie. 

CHAPTER; V.— Returning from a 
long sleep in the woods. Garth finds 
the party has- stolen the tea and sug- 
ar; he has been saving, for emergen- 
cies. He makes no objection, simply 
pointing out] that, he Is accustomed 
to a strict meat diet, and that they 
are hurting; only themselves. The 
work of getting ready for the trip 
continues. Huxby refuses to help, and 
works on the mining claim. 


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"To be sure.:--Tuat above all else," 
be agreed. "So how could ] deprive 
you of '.that pleasure or fall to give 
your father and your flance another 
chance, to bilk me out of my placer 
claim? I agreed, to get you back to 
the Mackenzie, \vhen we reach the 
old post, we part company. Jfou-anJ 
Huxby will then be free to go as 
far as you can." ' ■ 

"But In that ease— No, you can't 
make' me swallow IL I know you're 
not such a fool as to risk losing 
that placer," said RamllL* 

Garth laughed outright, 

"What d'you take me for? Yonr 
brand of gold-digger? .Gad, that's 
^ue nubbin of It alt It's the rea- 
son why men like you and- Huxby 
lose out, Tou jworship the golden 
calf. Yet what value is there to 
riches other than what you get from 
them? Can you think of a more en- 
joyable game- than playing drair 
poker, with our lives in the Jackpot, 
and Fortnne dealing us Che^eards of 
chance?" ■ j- ' ■ 

" "What's the catch?" Inquired 
Miss Ramlll, witb;a' sudden upwell- 
ing of her sophisticated, cynicism, 
•"Lives .In the Jackpot,'— thatmeana 
nothing. It's your placer- that's In 
the pot. What stakes "do you con- 
aider we have in to balance It?" 

"That would be, telling," he- 
teased, "You'll know If J. win. lt.\ 
lose. It will not matter to any of 
yon what you've risked. The show-' 
down may come sooner than I. ex- 
pected. Your father is already In 
fairly good) shape. We'll start the 
trip out. as soon as those caribou 
skins have been tanned;'' 


'. Hell Iti'the Muskeg, 
/-^_ABTH sat' beside the^camp Are, 
^J 'sewing new moccasins for him- 
self. Nearby, the millionaire deal- 
er 'In/mines and' his .fastidious- 
qaychter scraped fhe raw_sides_,<ijf 


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the six ctirlhun a kins and rubbed 
them with the tanning mixture -if 
tat," liver and brains. Garth bad 
told them they could either tan the 
.skins, or wait, for him to do it. Un- 
Njl the tanulng.^had been dnished. 
tm^trlp out would not begin. 

MX Ramlll was so keen to start 
hack Vor civilization that he went 
at theNjishgreeahle task with en- 
ergy andNleterminntlon. -Lllith not 
only worked as vigorously as her 
/father, she showed a real interest 
In (lie irin'nlnffX, . 

Huxbyj took niKpart in this prep- 
aration of the skins. When he came 
down \n[ the camp from the plsr- 

Inum placer, the slj;lit of his 
Hancee'sj doing such sijunw work 
struck him speechless. H\ stared 
In blnnkj amazement Whereat last 
lie found his voice, he started^ to 
threaten' .Garth; 

"You've gone a bit too far, : you 
roughneck. Stand up, or I'll .kick 
you up. I am going to — " : 

The girl broke In. with cool scorn: 
"Tune off, old dear. You're set on 
static. It's not Interference we want. 
Dad and I are giving this perform- 
ance under our own direction. You 
see. It's a bargain. Alan agrees to 
start our trip out Just as soon as 
these skins are all tanned." 

The. mining engineer drew.back. 
"So^soon as that. My dear'.girj. If 
he's, going to rush us oEf, I don't 
.see. how -j can spure any time here. 
In camp. I haven't yet sampled all 
the area of the placer." '" ' 

"You'll have two more days for 
.It," Garth told him.' ''Only don't 
: forget jJiat-an^alloy of platinum and 
gold weighs-more than lead. You'll 
he totlug. my GO per cent, along with 
the 40 for yourself and Mr., Ramlll, 
If. you hide the loot in your pock- 
^ets, you'll go down like a shot, first 
time you slip Into a muskeg" pool.or 
quagmire,. Think or the all-around 
calamity] that would mean. You loso 
your life] Mr. Ramill would lose his 
Man Friday, Miss Lllith. her fiance, 
and. I — via lose my GO per cent." 

Mr. Ramlll Interposed: "It's no 
Joke, Vivian, r I' ve seen a strong 
swimmeri stink by the gold In his 
money-belt. A bag can be thrown 
off the. shoulders. Another thing, 
Garth Is} to receive his three-fifths 
of. whatever you have panned out. 
That- Is .understood." 

"It was his bargain,", Huxby re- 
plied, , 

He went to gorge on the' leg of 
caribou |that Garth ,had roasted 
over thej fire on a-'twlst-tliong of 
rawhide. 1 When^he could eat no 
more, he hastened back to the 
placer trough to resume his pan- 
alng./i i 

Before i snndowd. Garth set sev- 
eral rawhide snares, each attached 
to a pajr of downbent ' saplings.- 
For bait, he used raw pieces pt cari- 
bou fleshi' The beasts of the val- 
ley had never been trapped. 1 When 
at-sunrtse, he went the rounds of 
his shares, he collected a lynx, 
two red foxes, a -wolverine,! and- a 
wolf.. - . - 

.Garth did not reset the snares. 
He had more skins than he need- 
ed. From. the wolf-hide he made a 
.knapsack for Huxby. The fox skins 
furnished smaller bags for Mr 
Rainill and LHIth. 
s- At the second sunrise, [Garth bun- 
d ]ed the .lynx and | wolverine pelts 
antra quantity of catgut with the 
caribou skins. [ ; • 

Huxby ;eyed the bundle ironical- 
ly. "Mr. Ramlll told me about your 
caribou parka talk. I take It, you 
aim to go-' back and live among the 

"I might do worse," Garth re- 
plied. "Here's your wolf packbag. 
Load our metal, and slant up from 
thtf placer. We'll meet you at the 
^glacier." j 

Lllith Ramill. crept Into thelleanto 
for the last time. She came out 
with the ipouches of salt arid tea. 
Neither had been opened ' since' 
Garth "puti them in hercare. ! / 

Her worn boots lay at the foot 
of theleanto. Garth added4hem to 
his pack. | "We might sew' on raw- 
hide soles," be said. "Ail se ti How 
about ybuj mates? Ready to hit the 
trail?" ; -. j ■/ \ ■ t 

The^glrl showed the whisky* flask 
that^e had left in her father's 
care. It was full 'of fly dope— spruce 
pUch mixed with Icarlbou tallow. She 
put the; flask into - her foxskiri bag, 
ulong with the pouches of tea and 
salt.; . ; 

Mr. Ramill was already walking 
*u*. unrth had made a tump-llne for 
His pack. As he fitted the band 
ai'ross his! forehead and stood up, 
rifle In hand, he glanced over hla 
shoulder at the girt. 

Sne turned and met hla glance. 
Her Ups curled In their old scorn* 
^ful smile. -What are joa waiting 
w? Aren't we- ever to get out of 
thhi beasuy TalleyT" • 
'. He; started off without any r*> 
Btt\ba>wlth^i,giQw of oxnimru^ 

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under his outward show of Indlffer- 
ence. I.lllth Ramill thought she wa^ 
ahnut to escape from the \VlIdJ \ ! 
He liad pniuilsed to guide -them 
all to the Mackenzie. The pn ba- 
hilitles were now In favor of even/ 
her father making. It. The" girl/ 
would go. hack to what she called. 
i-ivlllznrlnn— 1» luxtiry and self-ln- 
■lult:i>iil-e. to Jhzx and nightclub's^- : 
ihe, vapid pursuit of sensation.! ill ■'■ 
Yei a part, of her would- linger 
behind In this lost valley of- tne 
desolate subarctic Rockies. She 
had eaten of w(l<J meat; she hwd 
suielied the tang of smoke from 
man's first friend, the camp tiro. 
She hud come face to face with the 
Primitive — und had lived It * i 

Fortunately, she had .already 
been hard. Now she was t Under 
the' smear of mosquito dupe, the 
linen bud smoothed from -her, face. 
The drawn, look had disappeared. 
Instead of the scarlet of muge, her 
lips were cherry red with benlthy 
natural color. She had galtied 
weight Her body now looked lean 
rather than emaciated. J \ 

As Garth overtook the girl's ra 
ther, he eyed blm "with a smaller yet j 
n<K~ less genuine satisfaction. For 1 ! 
every pound gained by the dough- 1 
ter, the father had been rid of three 
or more, !■ 

Garth himself .swung brisklj 
ahead. So far,- nothing 'bad been 
said to Huxby about the cache cavt : 
in the Ice tunnel of the glaciei 
stream. He knew only that the curl 
bou rnrr-assps had heon put onjice 
The ' one thing of which (Jartl 
felt most certain regarding the: en 
glneer was that he would nevei 
give over trying to'get the platlnun 
placer until every possible sehemt 
had beun hnlfte^. Mr. Ramill might 
quit He already possessed a for- 
tune. . 

,v But Huxby was still a relatively! 
poor\man, and he had now made 
certainxthat 'the placer was worth 
. at least>a million dollars. Behind 
. bis polished front, he was no less 
unscrupulous than his millionaire 
partner, and "he was absolutely 
• coldblooded. \ } 

Among the cards that the future 
was to -: deal- in theXgame, the Ice 
cave might prove to\be ' anything 
-from a two-spot to an ace. If the- 
play shonld" shift back to. the val- 
ley, a cache full of meab^. would 
most benefit the player who^knew 
about It . \' 

Lllith made the last climb; to 
Garth ' without- effort But ; Huxby 
plodded up almost as winded as 
Mr. Ramlll. He .lowered from his 
. shoulders the small but heavy load 
In his wolfskin fcnapsaclt The 
chunks of frozen caribou meat be- 
side the bulky blanket-wrapped 
bundle on Garth's . packboard drew 
his displeased attention. 

"You can't expect^me to carry 
any of that venison.. Fm no pack 
Jack, of the woods. Forty pounds is 
quite enough to suit me." 
Gnrth hefted the wolfskin sack. 
"My guess is forty-flye. Figuring 
roughly, that) makes forty-one troy 
pounds, or four, ninety-two \ troy 
ounces. Calf" it five hundred even. 
Platinum Is "around sixty dollars an 
ounce troy. The values of the alloy 
will average at least thirty. That 
gives us a total of say, fifteen thou- 
sand dollars. Not so bad for a few 
days* panning." 

Huxby's face showed that : this 
was n&jnews to him. For all his. 
cool self-control, his fingers clutched 
tight hold of the wolfskin as he 
drew it out of Garth's careless 
grasp. | 

Though Garth smiled at the engi- 
neer's betrayal of cupidity, he took 
noteiof It as an additional warning. 
Garth's sideward glance caught 
an amused twinkle In Mr. RamlU's 
shrewd eyes. .The nard training 
bad put the millionaire In better 
health than he probably had enjoyed 
for many years, . Also, his mind was 
bigger and better poised than that 
of his prospective son-in-law. He 
could smile with Garth over Huxby's 
obsession — smile and put aside' all 
thought of the placer until In a po- 
sition to take it from Its discoverer.' - 
f Lllith j saw the situation! from a' 
still different angle. She.opened the 
wolfskin sack to peer Inside. At 
sight of the nodules, she dropped 
the flap, with a look of disgust 

"Worth only fifteen thousand dol- 
lars,** she bantered her fiance. 
"You've dug dirt all this time for a 
trifle like that and lugged it all the 
way up here. Don't tell me you're 
so dumb, that you plan to pack It 
for the weeks Alan says we'll need 
to get.back to the Mackenzie!" 

^Witb my blanket and the 
meat that's In It, I'm starting off' 
with something like two hundred 
pounds," Garth said. "Game was: 
scarce on the other side of the pass 
when I iwent out the' other time. 
The weight of our metal In meat 
may, he worth more than the fifteen 
thousand dollars. Let Huxby choose 1 
which he prefers to pack." i 

The: engineer compromised ■ by 
shoving, jone of the twenty-pound 
chunks of caribou meat In the sack, 
on top- of the metal. j 

Garth backed up to his boulder- 
perched pack, slipped the tump-line 
over his; forehead, and started' up 
the /great cleft as if his 200-ppund 
pack weighed no more than^Hux- 
by's 65 pounds of meat and" metaL 
He halted only when, the other 
men were »hjpeUedy6> stop for^ 
breath. Huxby, though carrying^ 
load only a third the weight: of 
Garth's, bad soon begun to/itralh 
and puff aa hard as Mr>^Eamill. 
In places tne pitch of >Che glacier 
became ;too steep for ordinary 
cUmbIng.1 Garth ba<T to drawtda 
belt-ax and chop^foot holdiC The 
Uat of these steep rises we.. J-Jw iWfr 




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to wait for 
had left them 

the snow be- 
whlch 'he" bad 

towards the head' of the pais. 

The remaining dlstance^to itbe 
summit was not so steep, and there 
were no dangerous jcrevassesT Garth 
made the climb at a swinging pace. 
He was halfway down before he 
; met Huxby , plodding again upwards 
with Mr. , Ramill. The /engineer 
looked at /him with cold^yed ran- 
cor. . i> ! »!.,'■ 

Mr. Ramill panted a wistful ques- 
tion: "Wh-when — do we— -eat?** 1 , 

"At U\e top. Take your time." 

Lllith had chosen i_ '" 
Garth' down where be 
all. His pack lay .on 
low the boulder upon .,».vu UK uuu 
set It She pointed her slender ifin 
ger at the fallen bundle.' I 

"1 tried to find out if you were 
lying about the weight I couldn't 
even. II ft one end. But yon.see how 
the top of the stone] slopes!. The 
beastly thing slid off." { 

i "That's all -right IMlsp, RamilT. 
[Easy enough to up-end It agalnA 

"Easyl'V Her blue! eyes glowed 
with an odd light |"You carried 
Dad back to camp that day. But 
It was down-hill. Now}— to pack this 
frightful' load' ail the way up here I 
Alan Garth, you're a man!**. 

"Well, it's a bit of a stiff pull-up,'' 
he admitted. "But we'll' soon" make 
the downslope, I left the knife on 
the knapsack. iGo up and slice that 
caribou meat" I ! 

The girl whom her own j father 
could not command met the order 
with a cheerful nod. j She started 
briskly off up the j gap. Garth's 
steady climbing brought him to the 
! top of the pass a" few paces behind 
Huxby and Mr. RamllL ' Lllith was 
sprinkling salt on slices of the raw. 
meat ' ■ j I . 

The ; pass was barren even of 
caribou moss. The meat had to be 
eaten cold or uncooked; or : not at 
all., Six hours had passed since the 
party left the: camp | in the valley 
bottom. After the long, harjj climb, 
even the girl- was tjungry enough 
. to have eaten -rawhide./ 
I, Less than half of the 20-pound 
Vchunk of caribou remained |by the 
I time even Mr. Ramlll found . he 
tcbnld eat no more. . i J 

\ All Were so .refreshed by the 
food and rest that iio one objected 
vrhen Garth gave the : word to start 
an. There would be no more slog- 
ging upJhilL with jlungs beliowslng 
for nlr, lOne would I only nave to 
hqld back. . i j ; j 

But that was the rub— the hold- 
ing back. The south' side jof the 
pass was ■ far steeper than the 
north, - and there was no [glacier 
to ..offer stretches of smooth foot- 1 
lng.\The bed of the; sharply tilted; 
cleft frequently dropped over small 
cliffs. Between these high | ledges 
were'slIdesNof frdst-sh altered rocks. 
Patches of Ice here and there made 
the footing -jjnuliiy treacherous. 
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TAXES ; ',;:. 

Must be paid before 

I March 1 to avoid 

,8% penalty i 

John Gullingsrud 

County Treasurer 



Red Wing-i-Tragedies- in bird life 
hove been the common thing this 
winter with record-breaking cold 
•weather. Prom Wacouta comes a 
report that numerous woodpeckers 
have been' found 'clinging to the 
sides' of treeB, frozen \ to Ideath. 
They died ^hile attempting to pick 
from frozen;, > trunks! the fwnrms 
which provide for their sustenance. 
It has been impossible for bird's to 
find food arid! to- keep warm [during 
the recent cbld, -spgll.: Hundreds 
of people are\ clearing! a space in 
their back yaW of i'a few reet in 
diameter and tolacinf- ■ scraps . of 
food in the dearing where the birds 
are able to get them [easily. {Those 
who hive done W are finding it a 
good deal of fun, to watch the birds 
and realize that they I are J doing 
their part to make life aj little 
more enjoyable. 

Follow the adventures of [Bobby 
Th atc h er and His Friends i every 
week in the Forum*' 


• Compare the) 1936 Plymouth ; I { point for 
point. Its longer, lower, more streamlined de- 
1 sign. Its richer, more tailored upholstery. Its 
hardware and Tenite fittings. Its wider, more 
comfortable seats. Its luxury is] the talk of the) 
country I Take a Plymouth demonstration today. 


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MMuriag the blizzards and ^stjb-' 
, laero weather of recent ^weeks, 

ed upon the telephone more than 
ever before. Travel vras difficult 
— for many itjwas impossible. 
Brit the ; telephone kept snow-' 
bound nunilies [in touch with rel- 
atives, friends, doctors and places 
.of business. j ! 

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yi Nearly everyone increased 
^rheir tue of the telephone. The 
dally number f calls went up... 
cases tripled. AU-time | records" 
were broken in both local and. 
long distance calls. With this 
tremendous increase in, use of 
the telephone, service was some- 
tunes slower than njnaL But 

i^aa=^^^^i ?*&itif : £f&X&£& 

practically all telephone "roeds" 
were kept open. 

.Thetelephonehelped highway 
workers, railroad men, police, 
firemen, doctors and othsrs*to 
carry on. In countless ways fc 
was an unraJomble messenger in 
time of need* : 

How 'the 
Telephone Helped 

' • .. 

The stork "walked telephone 
wires" into se* era! homes. 1 
Doctors, unable. to reach 
these homes, gavedirccrions 
by telephone. 

In many cases of illness and 
accident, "it was impossible 
for doctors to>reach patients. 
■Treatment was prescribed by 
telephone, i 

Travelers' in blocked trains 
and automobiles sought 
shelter in nearby homes;.. ' 
telephone calls flashed home 
news ojt their safety... en- ' 
. sbled them to cancel appoint- 
ments... make: new plans/ ' 

■ • •" «j ■ . ■ 
.Schools were dismissed in 
: many places because of bliz- 
zard conditions. Parents 
were notified by telephone 
so that they might come for 

Homes and communities 
threatened with fuel and 
food shortages sent word by 
telephone so thatsnowplows 
and highway crews could 
open the roads and bring 
supplies and medical aid. 

t' . • • • 
Hundreds of persons sufier- 
ed from exposure. But mil- 
lions of trips were made over 
telephone wires by persons 
wara and comfortable with-' - 
in their Homes. 

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IL .U. iob.v, Pas>ur ' | 

Sunday school at|2. p. 

Worship at 3 p rii. ■ 
Eviingel&tie service at 7:45 p. N 

li.' sure to hear Evang. Larseii 
t ^ilie Tabernacle this week; 

l\vr> Mir services on Sunday, 
'onic e:irly fc:* u scat. 

t'AIEISlt " 


tirygln Lutheran Churches 
8. T. Anderson, Pastor 

Tuesday. 7:30 
People's ■mt't'iing. j i ■ ' \. f 

Thursday. -_:o0 ' p. m. ■■-Home 
League. " j " v . 

7:30 Prayer service. ■ 

Friday, 7:00 p.. m. Corps Cadets 
and band practice. 

Saturday, 7:30 p. in. United meet 
ing. Three visiting pastors will be 
with us. Special music and sing- 
. ing. * ■• -. s ' ' j i 

J. O. Jacobson.l Pastor 

V ! -• 

Sunday school and":. Bible-, class 
at 10 a. m. ' '. "'•, \ 

Morning worship at 11. 

Evening service at[7:30. 

Prayer meeting on: Thursday ev 

. ening this week at [the home ql 

Mr. Theo. Norby, 229 No, Markley. 

Religious instruction for child- 
ren on Wednesday, j *. 

Sunday school at IP. Englestad 
home at 9:30. j. ■ ^ 

I H. A. Larson, Pastor in Charge } 

V . i i i, •. 

Sunday, March '1. 1:00 a. m.-Sunj- 
oa'y school. 8 p.'-m. Service. ; 

Wednesday, March 4, 3 p. m. La- 
dies Aid at Mrs Paul, Lundgren's. 

Mrs. ijaul Lundgreri and Mrs. Ed. 
Forsberg entertain. ; . 

Friday, March 6, 8jp. m. Luther 
League. at the church. Choir will 
also meet. 
Black River, Wylle: 

Sunday. March 1 1, 11 a. m. Ser- 
vice. ! '. 
Tama, St. Hilaire: 

Friday, F.eb. 28; 1:30 p. m. Con- 
firmation class. ■' ! ■ 

Tuesday. March 3, 7:30 p. ra. 
'Chorus practice at the church/ 
•JL'lara, Hazel: I 

Sunday. March 1, 3 p. m. Service. 
H. A. Larson Pastor. 


223 Markley Ave. So. ! 

V In the Heart oS the East Side 1 
V.'T. BJorklund, Pastor ■ 

"Friday. 8 .P. M. Prayer meeting 
lat tl)* 1 church. 

Sunday, March *.. ■ , 

10 A.M. Sunday school. 

11 a\m. Morning i service. 
:8 P. M. Evening. service. 
■Wednesday, at 8 Pi M. Prayer 

service.! Everybody welco me. 

* " cokarosiTS church i 

\E. A, Cooke, Pastor I 

, Sunday, March l\ Services will 
be held at the Grygla church at 
11 o'clock a. m. -N. j 

. North Star. Ladles Alct me^ts at 
Alton Anderson's Wednesday- 
Ntfareh 4. \ , 

NTlie Grygla Ladies Aid meets at 
the <hurch Thursday, Marcji\5. 

Lonrtli will be served by Mrs. H. 
T. .Peterson and Mrs. Clarence Pet 


V:7 Hi. Ladies Aid" meets at thi 
n.:i^od homeXFriday. March A3. 

The Carmcd Ladies ^.id meets at 
James Toiglanrts. v \V£."inesda>v Mar. 
'8th. ""^ 

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Melby Voices Demand^ 
For A Tax Refund 

sons, and tor some time with the 
Gravel's Concert band at Chicago. 

Mr. Egermayer'a wide experience 
end. ability i makes bimxexception- 
ally well fitted for organization' 
and direction work with adult 
bands and Thief River .Falls citi- 
zenslare looking forward to having 
a good municipal' band. He" alBO 
directs the Legion 'Auxiliary Drum 
Corps. ..'■•/■ i^ 

B.-.nd rehearsals will be held in 
the auditorium ,.- every Monday ev- 
ening, Mr. Egermayer stated, - and 
he urges ba'ndmen to b& on. hand" 
promptly at eight o'clock.- 

Heavy Snowfall'. , 
: Blocks All Roads 

-cording to meds of government. 
He suggested that a very low mini- 
mum ■ exemption be fixed and that 
tax exempt securities' should be 
abolished. ■ j . 

The' debate on ths- United' States 
constitution which was scheduled 
between J. F. Landy of Minneapo- 
lis and R, M. Aafbu of this ^ity 
was called off due to the unavoid- 
able absence of Mr. Landy. The 
entertainment committee plans on 
staging; the debate at a' later date. 

The club went on record recom- 
mending 'to the county convention 
that it shall propose to. the state 
■convention a change in the associ- 
ation's, constitution providing that 
memberships shall he for the cal- 
endar ' year "beginning- January 1st 
and. expiring on December 31st in _ _ 
stead of gs present with each mem-' 
bErship expiring one year from the 
date of joining the association. 
The change would make ' it ; easier 
for the secretaries as well ia3| for 
the members to know their stand- 

In* reply to a questionable sent 
from national headquarters of. the 
American Commonwealth federa- 
tion, the club went .on record'Ja'v- 
oring a national third party in the 
1936 campaign with a, production 
Cor use "program, and a full slate 
of candidates for. president, ; vic& 
president and,.-, congressional of- 
fices.' The club also wpnt on rec- 
ord favoring a national third par- 
ty convention in .May and repre- 
sentation by. congresional districts. 
.A poll of the club to determine its 
fovorites for president and vice 
president disclosed j Senator Nye 
and Mayor LaGuardia as -.the,- lead- 
ers with ' the LaFolIettes, '. Gov. 
Earl? of Pennsylvania, Congress- 
man Thos. R. Amlie and Congress- 
man Lundeen bunched close be- 
hind them. 
. The executive committee of the 
club in meeting on, Tuesday even- 
ing sent a resolution, to the high- 
way department, reauesting that a 
construction .protect be launched 
this year on trunk highway num- 
bnr one from the city and fifteen 
miles east. It. was pointed, "out 
that, this stretch of road is In bad 
condition nnd hard to maintain, as 
well .as the fact that "this is. one. of 
the most important .roads leading 

(Continued from pagfe 1) 

Seed Testing Urged 

^treatment with formaldehyde was 
injurious. ! ; 

\Tp' give light weight seeds the 
best possible chancej ■ seed beds 
shptfhi he in good condition at seed 
ing time. .- ' j-j 

The Mesirability of i seeding more 
of our 'land to forage crops was 
also discussed".': AJ.fa.Ifa should be 
given more -consideration,' .says Mr. 
Brookins, as ,it is still the cheapest 
source of .high quality nuitrlents 
available. ' ;'' x "i 

Dr. Billings, well known author- 
ity on all phases of turkey pro- 
duction will be in jhe county, on 
'March 5th and 6th to discuss turk- 
ey pro-bUmsrsays County Agent R. 
M. Douglass. " j , : 

IT'eetinpa will be held as follows: 

Thief River Falls ; Court House, 
Thursday, March 5th. at 2 P.*. M.- 
Frank Lundeen School in Deer 
Park Twp., Thursday; March 5th, 
at 8 P. M. ! ■' 

St. Hilairo-Bilden & Olson HalL 
Friday, March 6th, 2 P. M. 

Rosewood School; .in May field 
Twp., Friday. March $th, -at 8 P. M. 

Dr. BillingVwiil discuss turkey 
management"' covering breeding, 
incubation, brooding, disease-con- 
trol, feeding and marketing- 

Anyone Interested in turkeys 
•will do well to discuss his problems, 
with Dr. Billings at. one of thesa 

Old'.- Man Winter took ; a. short 
breathing -spell over the -weekend 
but when the crows showed. up and 
the . 'boys, started playing; marhles 
it seemed toanger him.. He shook 
his- hoary head>and douzed UBwith 
another foot' of snow. -AH roa!dB 
are blocked this morning. 

The temperatures have modc-rat- 
;ed: considerable, Saturday .showing 
a high point .of 19 above, while Fri- 
day morning showed the low point 
of; the week with 27- below. Thf 
mercury rose to «27 above in the 
afternoon on Sunday. . Readings 
for the pasfc week were as follows: 

j : Min. . ' Max. 

minus 27 '" - 
. .minus 11 plus 19 


Sidelines Xet tile Organization 
! A Goni Pniflt During 
! Past Year 

Services for Sunday, March 1 
ivill be I as follows: Morning ivor- 
\ ship at '11 o'clock s with sermon by 
the pastor, from the subject "The 
Kingdom of God on \Earth". The 
ladies choir will provide a. special 

■arithenv * ; : , .„ ^ . ,, 

." "The vesper serHce will be held 

in the church paijloriat 4:30p.m. 

.The/ subject will :be ['Gideon". 

The church school .meets at 9:4o 

1 ' with classes for all ages. 

The Epworth League at 6:4a 
with lArilith Knight W; leader. This 
is a Wervic:- for young people and 
all young people are invited. 
Groups 3 and 4 of the; Ladies Aid 
■ will meet with Mrs. B. Dan Bjork- 
man at ;il7 W. Zeh . street with 
Mrs A. G. Anderson assisting, on 
Vednesdav. March 4th at 2:30 p. 

into the city. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Pennington County F-L 
Convention March 7th 

Frirfcy .... : , 
Saturday . .;. 
Sunday . .:. 
Monday . . .|. 
Tuesday ..I. 
Wetlnesday ,. 
Thursday . . 

, ..pIusVll plus 27 
. . .plus 18 plus 26 
-.minus is plus 15 

vTninus 3 

minus 16 


-'Kans Holmgren returned Wed' 
nesday from Llano Colony, Louis-r 
iani, where he spent the; past two 
; months. ■ ^ - 

iMrsi . B. Bohrson of Henley, 
Sask.. Canada Is visiting in this 
city with relatives and friends. "* 
..'Mr. and - Mrs. Gus Ma^tson, son 
Glen and daughter Miss Verna, of 
Crookstbn, formerly of this city, 
visited with friends in this city on 

;Theodore Quale, freshman at 
Concordia ,i College. ■ Moorhead. 
s'pent the week end at his horn? 
in this city. ■;. 


Miss Alice Mellem.letL for Vik- 
ing Friday wherp/srie .will spend; a ; 
few days visiting .with her aunt; 
Mrs. Lena ^"orffgaard. 

Thorn\8i,Mat^on -and Stanley: 
Ranum returned] home after being' 
employed fit the P. Engelstad fann 1 
near Thief River Falls . for two 
weeks. /!'.-. j ■ 

Arnold 'Hanson left for Hoople, 
N. ti.{ Friday where he'will.<be em- 
ployed 'fori-, some, time sorting po- 
tatoes for-iitho market. 
/'■ Miss Alice Johnson who .teaches 
the Columbus school, spent the 
weekend with her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs: -Glaus Johnson at Viking. 

tRuby Cbnklin; infant; daughter- 
of Mr. and Mrs. EJber Conklin, had" 

the' misfortune 

hand on the- stove last! Thursday. 

She was i taken 
Thief River Falls' 

of burning- her 

hospital at 
Friday, where 
;he 'received -.treatment. [ . 

Three hew ■children have enroll^ 
ed in th eRosebank ■ school, they 

Hazel Waller .and" 

are Pearl; and 
Glen Bersinger. 

Among ithose tha^t attended the 
bridal shower given -in honor of 
Mrs. Lena Xordgaar<L_at Viking on 
Saturday i evening were. ■ Mr. and 
Mrs. Pete Mcllem, ■ Mr. and Mrs. 
Lloyd r'Andersonl Mrs. .Carl Bloom, 
Mrs. Emil Mellem^ Mrs.; Carl Mel- 
lem and ^daughter Fern, Mrs. P. 
Peterson, ; Mrs. F. Arlington. Mrs. 
Gust Bakken and. son Arnold and 
Mrs. B.. Ranum' ■' 

Porum^ classified ads . axe <<me cent per word 1 per insertipBT Mini- 
mum-charge 10 cents. ; Blind kds 1.0 cents additional. 

Credit >wHl not be accepted for classified advertisements except - 
where 'adyertiBer already has an- account of good standing with the ■ 
Porum^ , . " '■*■'.. 

Tltatcher seed wheat $2.00 per 
bu. Wisconsin No. ' -38 malting 
barley 65c. H. E. Sjoqiiist, Strand- 
quist, Minn. ■!*-''• ; 15-Rta 

I Day-bed, 1 "Folding B«d, 1 Kit- 
chen Set (Table and Chairs). 1 
Three -Burner Oil Stove with Ov- 
en, „ 1 Waterfront South Bend 
Rair<e with .GO gal. capacity tank 
and all fittings, 1 *Walnut Buffet. 
516 Arnold AV-nuo No., Thief Riv- 
er Falls, .Minn. " 41-tp' 

Incubator, 240 egg size. ''Queen, 
Brand" in first class- condition. 
John " Eidelbes; Erie, Mind. 45 : 2tp 

Farm for sale or will trade for 
city propertyi. ( ' See Mr. Hogem, 
Thronsori Motor- Co. 30-ltp-20-RTS 


Heavy paper, similar tcqbuildinc 
paper. Sheets about 4'x5'. Large 
bundle 25c. Only a limiterf sup- 
ply. Call early. FORUM. * Rts. 

Will sell for less than wholesale 
2 new Thor. "gasoline" washing, 
machines. One equipped -with 
Bridge-Straton, 4-cycje motor;, one 
with Johnson 4-cycle motor. Call 
at Phillip 66 Station. \30-ltc 



E. M. Fjeisxad, Pasfor . V 

Morning worship in the Nor- 
-weglan .language at 11 o'clock. - 

Special music. Sermon subject, 
Matthew 16, 21-23, "The Way of 
the Cross". * 

Sunday school and Bible classes 
at 10 a. m. ; 

Evening Lenten worship at 8 p. 
m. "Father, Forgive Them!" 

A double series' of LenUn- serv- 
ices and devotions will continue 
throughout the season of Lent. On 
"Wednesday evenings, in the Nor- 
wegian language, a general survey 
of the main events of Christ's Pas- 
sion will he. covered. Theseryices 
on Sunday evening .will center 
about The Seven Words - on the 
Cross A cordial invitation is ex- 
tended to >in us/in these serv- 
ices and meditatlpns. "Is it nothing 
to you, all you-,that pass by? Be-; 
hold, and see if there be any sor^ 
row- like untb^y sorrow". Lamen- 
tations 1,12/ " / . ■ 

Regular/Dorcas meeting on Tues 
xday evening, March' 3. The Misbos 
Olive Olpqn and Mable Stokke, will 
entertawi. - / '. ' ■ „,, > ■- '■ 

KaCgious instruction Wednes^ 
day. / ' ' 

/Lenten Devotions. m the Norweg- 
ian . language on .Wednesday eve-j 
wing at S P- ni. . ! 

Choir rehearsal on Thursday 
evening at 7": 30 o'clock.* . . ; /j 

Cohflrmation classes meet Sat-' 
rday" forenoon atj 9 'and 10 'a.;- in. * 

Rememher the ! Luther- 1 League 
-nieeUng on Friday evening, I this 
■week. / ' " • • 

Come and worship witn us! 

county central \ committee been 
filled. v.- - 

Under the new sefc-up inaugurat- 
ed two years ago, ' the convention 
will only elect a convention chair- 
man and secretary and not bfficers 
for the next two years. Each club 
in the, county Is entitled to one 
member for the club and one for 
each 100 - members or - fraction on 
the county committee and' this 
committee elects its own chairman 
and secretary and" other;' officers, 
for one year terms. 

The county central committee 
held its 1936 organization meeting 
at the court house last Saturday 
afternoon with delegates' present 
as follows: Otto Rehm and H. Hal- 
land for Thief River Falls; Gordon 
Olson for Nbrden; Thos. Bjerke 
and. Henry Kaushagen for North; 
John Swanscn and EInar JensonV 
for Highlandlng; M. J. Anderson 
and Ludvig Johnson for Star; J. V. 
Patton and Carl Hallstrom for 
St. Hilaire and ; Carl R. Anderson 
for Black River,- unorganized. 

I Thos. Bjerke was elected chair- 
man, Einar Jenson, vice chairman, 
H .Halland, aecretary, and Gordon 
Olson, treasurer. ■ ■ 

A fine report of the yearns busi- 
ness was rendered .to the' stock- 
holders of the Goodridge cp-oper- 
ative creamery at their annual 
meeting at the; high . school in 
Gobdridge' on Saturday" afternoon. 
The financial statement showed an 
institution of better, than average 
standing and the statistical report 
indicates that the creamery has 
been competently, and efficiently 

I A total of 143',418,.34 pounds of 
butterfat ~%as been received from 
which 177,592 .pounds' of butter -was 
made. Of this; Amount, 35,856 
pounds shipped were, Land 0*Lakes. 
grade. The average price received 
for hutter made 1 was! 25.56 cents 
and average price paid patrons for 
outterfat was .27.93 : cents per 
pound. Manufacturing and gener- 
al, expense .cost per pound of but- 
-ter was 2.96 cents. ; . - , 
\The creamefy ! enjoyed a bnsk 
business in produce and oil purch- 
ases and sales, the net .income 
f rom sources other than dairy pro- 
ducts being $1206.35. \ » 

The'-roeeting which Was well at- 
tended was entertained with a pro- 
'gram of speakers and musical num 
jbers. A ^humorous ; recitation by 
Agnes Johnson "The Last Days of 
ischoorV-andwocal duets hy Floyd 
lOlson and Ernest; Swanson enlive'n- 
i ing the proceedings. Talks were 
given byLand-6*Lakes field man 
John Lager, W.'E. DahlqniBt/Lloyd 
•Nelson operator and R. M. Aalbu. 

^allotting for Idlcectors resulted 
in the election of A> Wilkins, And. 
Wells and John | Swanson. Lunch 
was served after the meeting. 

Mrs. Knute Danielson Is' a pati- 
ent at a hospital in Thief River 
Falls. . 

Mrs. O. K. Lien has ' returned 
from Minneapolis where- she spent 
the last three months i receiving 
ni'edical 1 treatment at the Univer- 
sity hospital. 

. Anna NerHus has been absent 
for the past week: 

Despite the icold weather, the 
year's best!' record for perfect 
attendance .wis attained., Clarence 
Rudolph. Gjlijier, and George Man- 
derud. Geneva, Anna, and Vernon" 
-Iverson, Erling and Grace. Tiahlen 
and Hazel and Leonard! Johnson 
had" perfect' attendance.-;' 

:Alvin Loyland arrived Friday 
from Red Lake Falls, where he has 
been employed fof a-vlsit with the 
home folks,- - ■ j 

" Celain;- "Ptestegaard. teacher in 
Dist. 50 and Stella Shosten, teacher 
In Dist. 1 ; 5 enjoyed a weeks vaca- 
tion. Their schools were, closed 
due .to the 'Severe cold. J'- . . 

22 Musicians Turn Out 


• ■ ■ ■ - ■ ■ 

i Mrs. "Ts-lby; . Jonnsrud -had the- 
misfortune of cutting' her! finger 
while splitting wood. " .The cord In 
her fore-finger 'being cut ■ off com- 
pletely" necessitated surgical, care. 

Services will be held' -in . the 
Little . Oak ■. sfchoolhouse j -Sunday. 
March 1. at 11 o'clopk. / Ladies Aid 
serves lunch after (services. 


* ; ! ; •" 


Wheat— : I 

No. 1 Dark. Northern $1.13 

- Dark Nor., 58 lb. test- 1.10 

No. 1 AmbsriDurum ..:... i95 
No. 1 Mixed ;Durum I...... .88- 

No. 1 Red Durum ;66 

Flax . -.:. 1.55 

Oats i ....... 18 

Rye . . . „ 

Barley . .> 

Corn ' ..... 

Poultry and Produce 

Colored Springs) ' ..l*i 

Leghorn Springs 15 

Light Hens .' .- .11 

Heavy Hens ' . . r :. .- 16 

Cocks .-. ; .09 

Stags •---•* T - '^ 

Ducks, 4 \-% lbs. or over \ .18 

Ducks, under 4il-2 lbs :..;."..? .l'l 

Geese j ' ■-.-;' -11 

Tama Rabbits. .!. . . . . . . : .08 

Butterfat, : Cash— ; 

Sweet . -.-.. .'V. . ... 

"Grade- No. 1 . . . 

' Grade No. 2 ...... \. 

Eggs. . No. 
Eggs, No. 

Underwood; rotary stencil dupli- 
cator. In., very good condition. Will 
sell reasonably if taken at once'; 
Apply Box" B Forum Office. RTS 

If you have' a house to rent or 
sell, see W. H. Mulry, Rental. Sales 
and Insurance Agency. -21-RTS 


2 -year old* Holstein sire. Write 
or see S. N. Nelson. Rte. 3. . Box 
58, Thief River Falls. 1-tp 

Shoe ' repair shop, with some, 
harness repair equipment. Bldg. 
12x18. Six foot finisher; Singer 
patch machine; small tools^ Sell 
all or'lpart. Reasonable. DJdrfck 
DanielS»n," Middle 'River, Minn. 
- |' : 46-47p 

"Men 'wanted to' sell i-stalple. 
household and farm -lieceBsities'in - 
Roseau; Beltrami^ Pennington ani ■ 
R,cd Lake Counties. Must hava , 
car. Excellent opportunity for re- 
liable persons.' Call or write to Mr. 
B. B. Elliott. Holt, Minnesota, or 
drop, a Mine direct-' to\' Dr. Ward's 
Mpdlca]' Company, Winona, Mlnne-- 
sota." - ' \ 2-tp. ; 

Owls for mounting. Give price, 
size, kind, Ole Williams.XGrygla, 
Minnesota. . . '• "j .\. S^tp' 

Feed Grinding, ev'erj- Friday. 
Wood Bawing. every day except : 
Friday. . See or write Martin Rehm* ■ 
Hazel, Minn. , i -\: 




Get your feed ground at the Sin- \ 
clair Bulk Station. Helgeeon & . 
Fossum. ': 44-4tc-6oa 

T0U?iP , 
1 loose .Rus'swin : key. Owner 
may have same by calling at Fbr- 
nro office and saying for ttyis ad. 

Old papers. Two bundles for 5 
cents. I FORUM Office. -° ■ Rts. 

". 156 acre farm.*' Well improved 
with good'buildlngs. 3%- mi. ; from 
town. H. E. Sjoquist, Strandquist. 
Minnesota: 15-Rts 


f W. C. T. U, NOTES 

* - — !, -- — — ■ ■* 

Mrs. Ethel Bliss Bake rof. Min 
neapolis, state- president ' of the 
Women's Christian Temperance 
Union, will be the speaker at thjs 
mid-year conference ot the North 
Dakota Women's Christian Temp- 
erance Union to j be I held in Fargo 
March 19th and|20th. Mrs. Baker 
will then fill postponed dates. in 
the western part 'of; Minnesota, 
\which includes scheduled meetings 
at Willmar. Hancock,. Browns 
Valley, Morris, and Glenwood. Mrs. 
Baker will also! assist Mrs. Delia 
BatEs of Frazeej president of Dis- 
trict No. 9, south, with three W. C. 
T. institutes. j j i . . [ 

The regular February meeting 
of the locaLunlt of the' Women's 
Christian Temperance Union will 
he held on Friday, February 28, at 
.3 P. M. at the home ot Mrs. E..A. 
Cooke at 618 North Main Ave. 

Frances Willard Memorial -pro- 
gram will 'be given as! follows: The 
Crusade Hymn, ',*Glve to the Wind 

iMr. and Mrs. Alvin Nelson and 
Marina Ypnke of I-ockhart motor- 
ed up on Friday to spend the day 
visiting at the E. A. Yonke home. 

Richard Swanson was: a business 
caller at the Anton. Larson home 
Monday. . I 

; Visitors at the Waif red Carlson 
home on Thursday were" r JWr. and 
Mrs. Adolf; Wold and Isabelle Syv- 
erson. They also helped little : De- 
lores celebrate her first! -birthday 
anniversary. ■•*■'! 

: Esther Wolf gram who: is employ- 
ed at the Lawrence Anton home, 
.spent Friday visiting nt the home 
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. 
Wolf gram. ! | 

Elmer Geske, Fred Kdop a$yi Al- 
bert Koop helped. John jGeske' saw 
wood on Friday. | j 

i Friday evening visitors at/ the 
Max Krause home were! M.r. and 
Mrs, Alvin Nelson ^nd /Marina 
Yonke of Lockhart a'ndj [Mr.- and 
Mrs! E. A. Yonke and ;isp'ns Earl 
and Everett. " : I j 

(Continued from page 1) 

musical career with his fatlier, 

Louis Egermayer's Family Baud t , 

and Orchestra. He studied at the f. Thy i Fears"; The Crusade Psalm' 
Dana Musical' Institute' in Warreh,i! Psalro 146; The^Crusade Story, by 
Ohio, and has ©layed^with manyji.Mrif^il. O./Ericksori; , '^Frances 
large "and well-known^musical or-:! willard. Educator and Patriot", by 
ganlzations. He hasten engaged Mrs. ; A»x^. ; - Matheson; "Franoea 
in band direction* 'an'dV ihstriiction • wlUaJd, Temperance i Worker and 

for many- years. ' '*.-. "M -• <' '' 

He played with the 51st iOfWarUe-! 
giment Spanish-Amertcan^. ; war' 
band, with the- DesMbines; Io^m 
band, with the Ohio -State Band 
and played for three itoasons Iwjth 
the Omaha. Nebrajska,: Pa^ka Cqn- 
cert band. He 1s ^tru^np«t itaier 
of ability, and hS*"- .{nayaB^afst 
tfumpef;^m . ieadins symphony 
■»«"' ^♦*'«*W<..'*n»^»«*«fi^« and^vvrtth'TSt^®-. 

OrE^^er-bf a. Orgeat Army**, by 
Mr^Albert Swansonj and "Fran- 
ces^VItlarq*, Orator and Servant 
of Oo^r, tiyr Mrs. Oust Anderson. 




* ■ • ' : : ' . * 

ternational Revenue Service Alco- 
hol Tax. Unit, St. -Paul, Minnesota, 
February, 8, 1936. Notice is 
hereby ' given that on December 
27. 1935; one""" Ford" ' ■ Coupb, 
1931 Model " A,' ; motor , number 
A-3615551, license number- B-56- 
491 (Minn, 1935), was. seized 
from Frank Stewart ;Coates on 
the streets: of Thief .River Falls, 
Minnesota, : for [violation of the In-*" 
ternal Revenue laws, * Section 
3450. United States •■ Revised , Sta- 
tutes. Any person claiming -said 
automobile must appear at -my of- 
fice on or before March 14,. 1936. 
and- make such claim .and 'give 
bond for jcosts for transfer of for- 
feiture -proceedings to ; the United 
States District: Ctjurt, or said' au- 
tomobile 'will be forfeited and-sold 
as provided in I Section 1 3460, Unit- 
«d States Revised Statutes. S B. 
Qvale, District .Supervisor; 706 
New. Post Office Building. St. Paul, 

Feb. 13--20-27. 1936 


Anna Monson, 

The' State 
Hannah ■■ Olson, 



Last Saturday the following 
were supper guests at the Martha 
Lokken home: Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
Alberg, Cleo, - Maybelle ' and Ruby 
Alberg of Hazel and -Mrs. Carl Fin- 
s'tad, Louise, May and Ronald Fin-, 
stad of Rocksbury. : -/ 

A Valentine party and Amateur 
Hour was held in the Hiawatha 

' a^d -M^ ^oJ^;jgiielen, a 
~~^^^ .i^oniin&. 

s'clrool : on Valentine's Day. The 
following visitors were present: 
Anna Johnson, Clara'. Olson, ' fl&r. 
snd Mrs. Johnny Burtriess ^nd 
Patsy | Lou. , The first \ prize' was 
awarded to Theresa Stene. L^lnch 
was SETved by the Thuiie andySyy- 
eraon hoys. - - ' i /.' 

J A doctor was called out to/O- N.. 
Olson's a week, ago last Wednes - 
day for MrB. 01son,:whoiwas ill.* 1 

Mrs.' Jim McCrum and son Bruce 
visited from Thursday, fnntil iSun- 
day at^heOlson hortiei with .Mrs. 
McCrum's : mother, who, 1 is' ill; / 

Miss Beatrice Lokken . visited 
from Friday until Sunday at her 
parental htme, : ,'i' ';/ ' 

Arvid Gross of Dulnth-is staying 
with his. aunt' and; uncle, Mr.: and 
ISx*. "O. C. Thune and will attend 
'tjchpol at.Dist, 281 until. the end of 
>tia*jiperni.. :\ ;. .-. . -j \i\ . ' V* , 

'Anna JbtmBon-was employed at 

'^^d' Thief I^vor r Falls a] 

'! :/l 

,1 -'/Iy 


State of Minnesota; 

■ '■ ( - : ■ ss) . 

County of Pennington ; ' ) 

In .the Matter of the Estate of 
Decedent: \ 

of; Minnesota-, to 
Gust Monson, Os- 
car Monson, Laura Voigt, . Cora 
Stenherg, and Myrtle Monson, and 
all persons interested i in the final 
account and distribution of the es- 
tate of said decedent:; The repre- 
sentative of- the 'above named de- 
cedent, having] filed In this Court 
his final 'account of i the adminis- 
tration of the. estate of said deced- 
ent, together . | with his petition 
^praying t for the i adjustment .'and 
aTrowance of said; final jaccount and 
for distribution <?f the residue of 
said estate- to I the persons there- 
unto entitled. Therefore, YOU. and 
EACH. OF YOU,: are -hereby cited 
and requiredvto show cause, if any 
you have, before 'this Court at the 
Probate Court Ronms in the Court 
House in the City of [Thief River 
Falls in jthe County of; Pennington, 
State of' Minnesota, oa,the 7th day 
of March 1936 at .10:00 o'clock A. 
M. why i said. petition' should not 
he granted. .'* ! 

Witness, The Honorable 'Andrew; 
Bottelson, Judge of sa^d Court, and , 
die seal; of said court this lite? 
day of February 1938. 

(SEAL) | ' : |. . . 

- 1 Judgje of Probate 

.H. O. BERVB, 'I \ . 
Attorney for | Petitioner, 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 
. (Fob. 13-20-27T]l936 


Elizabeth Holland Bakken,- ! form- 
erly known, as Elizabeth Holland; 
Decedent. . j - I , 

The State of Minnesota to Sel- 
mar R. Holland, Mamie Holland 
Schlander, Anita Elizabeth Hal- 
bach, Dorothy. Mary Holland, Al- 
fred) Lawrence Holland and Mis- 
sion'Board of the Lutheran Church- 
or America, and all persons in- 
terested in : the sale of certain 
lands belonging to said Elizabeth 
Holland Bakken. The petition of 
H. O. Berve as representative of 
the above named Estate, being du- 
ly filed in this court representing is necessary and 'far the 
best interest of said estate and' of 
alt interested therein that certain 
lands of said Decedent described 
therein be sold at private Sale and 
praying that a license he granted 
to him to sell the same at private 
sale, ./ i< 

Now, Therefore, You- and.; each 
of you; are hereby cited;- and re- 
quired: to show' cause, if any you 
have, before this court, at the Pro- 
bate Qourt Rooms, in the Court 
House in City of Thief River Falls. 
County of. Pennington;" State of 
Minnesota, on the 7th day of 
March 1936,. at 10:00. o'cltokvA. 
.M., why the prayer of sain peti- ( 
tion should not be granted. 

WITNESS, The Judge of said 
court,' and the seal of- said' court, 
this 10th day of February 1936. 
(Court Seal) 

Judge of Probate Court 
Attorney for Petitioner. ■' v 
Thief River Falls, Minn. 
■ (Feb. 13-20-27, 1936) 

Local & Long 
Distance > 

Stock and '. General ; 

[ Trucking 'm ':'; 

Bredeson & Sons!' 

^.v Phone 417. 
; 216 Fourth St. West, 

Thief River Falls; Hinnesota 




State ot Minnesota. 

. )bb. 

*rt $ss^ 

County oi' Pennington . ) 

,In the Matter or the BWate of 

The undersigned, Vice-President 
and Secretary, do hereby" certify 
that they are the president and 
secretary j respectively, .bf." The 
Peoples Co-operative Store Comp- 
any of Thief River Falls, Minneso- 

. That, at a special meeting of 
the stockholders of said company, 
duly called and held at Odd Fel- 
lows Hall in the. city of Thief Riv- 
er Falls, county of Pennington, 
state of Minnesota, on the L&h day 
of February, 1936, a quorum of 
•-stockholders was. present In per- 
son and so registered, ahd that by 
resolution duly adopted by more 
than a majority of the shares of 
stock represented. Article V of the 
articles of incorporation of said 
company, which in its p'resent form 
.reads as-follbws: "The amount of- 
the capital stock of this corpora- 
tion shall he ($25,O0d.00)^ twenty 
five thousand dollars, /"which /shall 
he paid in, in .money /or property, 
or in both,' in such: manner, and in 
such amounts as' the board of.dl-' 
rectors shall order. ffc& > capital 
stock shall be ' divided into 500 
shares; of par value of ($50.00) fif- 
ty dollars each,** was- amended to- 
read as. follows: "The amount ^ of 
capital stock of .said /cooperativej 
company shall he twenty flve-thons 1 
and (¥25,000.00) dollars, and- shall 
he divided mto twenty, five hundred 
(2500). shares of teir ($10.00) dol- 
lars 'each and shall/be paid 1 for at 
such .time and in such manner; as 
the directors of th,e company snail 
order. Tho ownership of capital' 
stock in this company by an indi- 
vidual stockholder shall not exceed 
^He par value jot one thousand 
($1000.00) dollars and feucji shares 
of stock Bhall/not'.*e transferable 
except with the approval and' con- 
sent of the Coard of . directors-' oi 
the company/' Interest (dividends) 
shall not pi paid on outstanding 

cent- per annum, which shall he - 
non-cumulative. The net income 
of the company shall be distraint? 
ed annually on a bSsfs ; of -patron- 
age. Stockholders. shall be r-strict- 
ed to but' one vote in the affairs of 
the company and .voting by proxy 
shall be prohibited.*'. 

have hereunto set our hands and 
caused the corporate seal of said 
company to be hereunto af fixed 
this 14 day of February, 1936. 

. Vice' President. 

' - Secretary. 

State,, of Minnesota f" ' ) . ; 

' )ss '■!-* . 
County. of Pennington . )) . 

■ Be' it rems-mbered that -'on Oii? 
WtH dey of February. 1936. before 
me a notary pj*blic within and- for 
said county, personallv " appeared 
H, Halland and C^E. Hellquist, to. 
me known to he the persons : des J 
crib'ed in the above, and foregoing 
instrument and whose names are 
subscribed thereto and' severally, 
acknowledged that they executed 
the same freely - and voluntarily 
and' for the uses and purposes 
therein expressed. 

Notary Public. 
County of Pennington 
I Mv commission expires Nov. 21, 
! 1938. • '.'l\- 

* Feb. 20-27, 1936 - ' ■ 


LmrrrNG time to fh»e 





la- .sscesB. of fiv» per 

Sta^. of Minnesota 

County of Pennington * ) 

In Re Estate • of Albert Nelson, 
Decedent. . - . ' \ ~ ; i 

Lloyd A. Nelson having filed a 
petition for the probate of. thawill 
of said decedent and for the ap- 
pointment of Norman Nelson ; of ". 
Bagley, Minnesota as Executor of 
said Will, which will is on file in 
this Court and open to inspection; 
.TTTS-OROERED, That the hear- 
ing thereof be had on March SO, 
1936,. at 10 o'clock, A- M: before - 
this Court in the .probate court 
room in the court house in Tblei 
River Falls, Pennington Coumty- 
Minnesota, and- that objections, to 
the allowance of said will, if anyj 
be filed before said tiino of hear- 
ing, that the time within which 
creditors of said .decedent niay : flle 
their claims be limited to xbar 
months from the date hereof, sad ' 
that the claims so filed" be^hearjd 
on Tuesday. June 16, 1936, at f 
p'clcfck A. M., before this Court m. 
the> probate -.court rofflm^Tn -JfiG 
i|;ourt house! in Thie£ : Slyer Patts. 
Minnesota, and that notice heretof 
be given by publication: 6f this far- „ 
dflr In the TriCounty iForum »4l 
by mailed .notice as provided %y 

lww-vm* ■-■. ; : ; - . * 

spates Byhruary 16;. 1836, t . 
(COURT SEAI>) .;-> '; 

■ : '-:■ ■:■■ PB^^tadi^. 

Robert .Pearson, : .- "-v>. "J; •! '.-* 
Mahjtoomen'' ;•< ■ '^ •; "^ 

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i't:n<lriy school at 

Worship at 
ICv:tn^ciistic servii 
"li-*.-iiViv to li;ur 
r (he T.iberuarle 

*i\v"! "uiu- si'ivice 





/Tiuirsdi'V ^::iu- 
I.t-aiuie. \ 

7:30 Prayer serf ice. 

Friday.. 7 :t)0\p.' n. Corps 
and band practHce 

Saturday, 7:31)^. m. United meet 
ins. Three visiting pastors will be 
with us. Special unJsic and sing- 
trig. ' \ 

Z pi m. 


e at 7:45 p. m. 

ICvang. Larsen 
this week, 
on . Sunday. 

iK ; rWHISH * 

i la:s oli" Moiida, 

s!i at 11 a. m. 



J. 0. Jacobsdn, .Pallor 

Sunday school and Bible; class 
at 10 a. m. I ■' \ 

Morning worship at 11. > 
Evening service at 7:30. . \_- 
Prayer meeting/bn Thursday ev 
- ening this week' at the home of 
Mr. Theo. Norby. 229 No. Markley. 
Religious instruction for child- 
ren on "Wednesday.! ■ 

Sunday school at P. Englestad 
home at 9:30. j ' ' ■ 

1 H. A. Larson, Pastor in Charge j 

"^Sunday, March lj 1:00 a. m. -Sun- 
day school. S p m. Service. 
,■ Wednesday, March 4,- 3 p. m. La- 
' dies Aid at Mrs I>aul Lundgren's. 
Mrs. Paul Lundgren and Mrs. Ed. 
,Forsberg entertain. ' 

Friday, March 6] 8 1 
League at the. church, 
als'o meet. j 

Black River, ;Wylie: 

Sunday, March 1, 11 

Tarnu, St. Hilnirc 
.. Friday, Feb. 2S. 
tirniation class. 
' " Tuesday.. March 
'Chorus "practice at 
..Clara. Hazel: 

Sunday. March 1 

. m. Luther 
Choir will 


m. Con- 

3, 7:30 p. 
the. church. 

3 p. m. Service. 
H. A. Larson. Pastor. 

| Gryglu liutheran.v'Chnrches 
S. Tv Anderson, Pastor 

' Sunday, /March" 1. Services will 

be hcld x 8t (the* Grygla church at 

11 o'clock am.' ■ 

■ North Star Ladies Aid" met ts at 

Alain Anderson's Wednesday- 

>I;trch -1. .; 

i'« Grygla Ladies Aid meets:at 

chc I'l'hiir'cli Thursday, March a. 

',; Louth' will be served by Mrs. H. 

t. Pttersonj and Mrs. Clarence Pec 

"ors'qn. •. ' 

;*' V:!H Ladies- Aid ni.->ets at the 
!!. -;.'3-atl home Friday. March 13. / 
."The Carnffi 1. adits _iid meets^ril 

■ fi^u-.-s IViclands \Y:.:nedday. Mar. 

f h - ■'_!_.:.:.__,_/ ■■ 

(Continued from page 1) 

-MSelby VoiceS/Demand 
For A Jax Refund 

ii_Z V 

223 Mnrklej Are. So. 

In the Heart of 

V; T. Bjorkli nd. Pastor 

Friday.^ S P. M 
;at the cl lurch. 
Sunday. March 
10 A. M. Srindai 

11 A. M. Morning service. 
S P. M. Evening service. 
•Wednesday. at 8 P." ,M. Pr 
service. Everybody welcome. . 

coaiarcsrrr church 

.£. A. Cooke, Pastor 

the East Side 1 

Prayer meeting 


Services for Sunday, March 1 
will be as follows: Morning wor- 
ship at 11 oV^octe with sermonby 
the pastor from thr 

cording "to 'p'-eds,' oC government., 
He sng^estwl that a very low miiu^ 
mum'- exemption be fixed and that 
tax exempt ■ securities' should', bo 
abolished, j !' 

■ The/ debate on th= United States 
constitution! which was, scheduled 
between J. F. Landy of ; Minneapo- 
lis' arid R. M. Aalbu of this' city 
was called off due to the 'unavoid- 
able absence of Mr. Landy. The 
entertainment committee plans on 
staging the, debate at a later date. 

The club went on record recom- 
mending to ;the county convention 
thai it shall propose to the state- 
convention" a* change- in .the associ- 
ation's constitution- providing- that 
memberships shall' be for the cal- 
endar yearTbeginning January 1st 
and, expiring on^DecenYber 31st in- 
stead, of as present with each mem- 
bership.expiring one year from the 
date of. joining the association. 
The change would make it easier 
for the secretaries as well as- for 
the 'members to know their stand- 
ing. .(/.•■ 

-In reply to a questionaire sent 
, froth national headquarters, of the 
'American 'Commonwealth, federa- 
ition, the club went on record fav- 
oring a nationa'l third party in the" 
1936 campaign with a production 
( -£or U3e program, and a full, slate 
'Of, candidates for president. vic& 
president and. congressional of- 
, fices: | The club also wpnt on rec- 
ord favoring a national third par- 
ty convention in May and repre- 
sentation by congresional districts. 
A poll, of the club to determine its 
'foro rites for president and vice 
rpr.^sident disclosed Senator Nye 
,and Mayor LaGuardia as. the lead- 
ers with the LaFollettes, Gov. 
Earl? jof Pennsylvania. Congress- 
man Thos. R. Amlie and Congress- 
man Lundeen Punched close be- 
jhind them. . • 
| i The executive committee of the 
; club in meeting on Tuesday even- 
ing sent a 'resolution to the high- 
way department, reauesting that a 
[construction .project he- launched 
ithis year on trunk highway num- 
ber one from the city and fifteen 
miles east. It was pointed out 
that, this stretch of road is in. bad 

on'lition ind hard to maintain, as 
well as the fact that -this is onp of 
most important roads- leading 
into the. city. , ..j. >ts z^ 

sons; and for some time with the 
Gravel's Concert band at Chicago. 

j Mr. Egermayer's. wide experience 
and ability makes him exception- 
ally well fitted for [ organization 
and direction work '■ with adult 
bands and" Thief River Falls citi- 
zens 'are looking forward to having 
a : good municipal band. He. also - 
directs tht Legion Auxiliary Drum 
Corps. ';"..-' 

I B.'.nd rehearsals will be held in 
the auditorium every Monday ev- 
dning. Mr. Egermayer "stated, and 
he urges, bondmen to hv on. hand 
promptly aj/eight o'clocik. 

(Continued from page 1) 

Seed Testing Urged 

/■ ^- • 

; treatment with formaldehyde was 
injurious. : N ■■.'], 

i To give liglit weight seed's the 
best possible chance, seed beds 
should, be. in spod condition at seed 
in'g'time. x • ■, j 

J 'The desirability of seeding more 
of our land to forage- crops was 
also discussed. Alfalfa should be 
given more consideration, ^ays Mr. 
Brookins.'as it is -still the cheapest 
^burce/'of high quality nuitrients 
'available. i ' 

; Dr. Billings* well .knownjauthbr- 
ity on all phases of turkey pro- 
duction will be in -ilie county on 
March 5th and 6th to. discuss tur-k- 
sy problems, says County Agent R. 
M. Douglass. . .*' | 

| Meetings will be.held as follows: 
i Thief River" Falls Court! House, 
Thursday. March 5th. at 2|p. M. 
i Frank Lundeen School in Deer 
Park Twp., Thursday. March 5th, 
at S P. M. .' ■ i 

'. St. Hilaire-Bildon 5= Olson Hall, 
Friday, March 6th, 2 P. M. \ 
'- Rosewood School in Mayfield 
twp., Friday. March 6th. at; 8 P. M. 
I Dr. Billings' will. discuss turkey 
management covering breeding, 
incubation.' brooding, disease-con- 
.trol, feeding and marketing. 
: Anyone interested in tui-keys 
will do well to discuss his problems 
with Dr. Billings at', one pf these 
meetings. ' /"''.-■'. 

Heavy Snowfall 
Blocks All Roads 

- Old. Man jWlnter. took a short 
breathing spell over the weekend 
but. when the crows showed up and 
the 'boyB started playing marbles 
it seemed to- anger htm.. He shooK 
his hoary head and douzed us with 
another foot of "snow.- All roads 
are blocked ihis morning. 

The temperatures have moderat-. 
ed considerable, Saturday showing 
a high point of 19 above, while Fri- 
day morning showed the low point 
of the week with 27 below. Tho 
mercury rose to 27 above in the 
afternoon on. Sunday. Readings 
for the past-week wer,e as follows: 
Min. i Max. 

Friday minus 27 j 

Saturday minus 11 plus 19 

Sunday . . . : plus ll! plus 27. 

Monday .-...' plus 18; plus 26 

Tuesday % . ...minus 16 plus 15 

\V- dnesday minus ,3 

Thursday minus 16| 


Sidelines Net the Organization 

/A Good Profit During; ■ 

Past Tear 


Kingdom of God 
: Ladies choir will 

The vesper ser; 

subject "The 
on Earth". The 
provide a special 

ice will be held 
the' church parlor at 4:30 p. m. 
The -subject will be. "Gideon". 

The church school meets at 9:4a 
with classes for all ages. 

The Epworth League at 6:4a 
with Ardith Knight as leader. This 
is a servic; for young people- and 
iill vouns people are invited. 

Groups 3 and 4 of the Ladies Aid 
will meet with Mrs. B. Dan Bjork 7 
r^an at 117 W. I Zeh street with 
Mr= A. G. Anderson assisting^ on 
Wednesday. Marcih 4th at 2:3b p. 


K. 511 F jeistaa, Pasfor 

Morning worship in the Nor; 
wegian .language 'at 11 o'clock. 

Special music. | Semi on subject, 
Matthew 16. 21-23, "The Way -* 
the Cross". 

Sunday school 
at- 10 a- ni. 

Evening Lenten worship at 
•>ci n •!.»•• TTnr-give Them!" 

of Lenten scrv- 

"Father. For 
double seric 


and Bible classes 

,,_,-. ..„» devotions will continue 
throughout the season' ot Lent. On 
Wednesday evenings, in the Nor- 
wegian language a general survey 
of the main events of Christ's Pas- 
sion will be covered. The services 
on SMnday.-evening will center 
about The Seven Words on the 
Gross /A cordial invitation is ex- 
tended to join us in these _ serv- 
ices- and- meditations. "Is it nothing 
K/you, all you that pass by?; Be- 
/hold, and see ifjthere be any sor- 
' row like unto my sorrow". Lamen- 
tations 1,12. . 

Regular Dorcas meeting on Tues 
day evening, March 3. The Misses 
Olive Olson and Mable Stokke will 
entertain. . _ 

Ileligious instruction Wednes- 

Lenten Devotions In the Norweg- 
ian language on Wednesday eve- 
ning at 8 p. m. " 

Choir rehearsal on Thursday 

■ o'clock^ 

classes meet Sat- 
i at 9 and 10 a. m. 
Luther League 
meeting - on Friday evening-, this 

Come and worship with us! 

eventrig at 7:30 
■ lirday forenoon 
Hemember the 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Pennington County F-l/ 
Convention March 7th 

county central committee been 

' Under the new set-up inaugurat- 
ed two years ago, the convention 
will only elect a .convention chair- 
man and secretary and not officers 
for the next two years. Each club 
in the county' ts entitled to one 
member for /the club and one for 
each 100 members or fraction on 
the county' committee and this 
committee elects its; own chairman 
and secretarj- and other officers, 
for one / year terms.; 

The^ county, central committee 
held/its 1936 organization meeting 
at -Jibe court house last Saturday 
afternoon with delegates present 
as follows: Otto Rehm and H. Hal- 
,1'and for Thief River Falls; Gordon 
Olson for-Nbrden; Thos. Bjerke 
and Henry Kaushagen for North; 
John Swanscn and Einar Jenson 
for Highlahding; .M. J. Anderson 
and Ludvig JohnBon for Star; J. V. 
Patton and Carl Hallstrom for 
St. Hilaire and Carl R. Anderson 
for Black River, unorganized^ ; 

Thos. Bjerke was elected chair- 
man,- Einar Jenson, vice chairman, 
H .Halland, secretary, and Gordon 
Olson, treasurer. 

in this 


v Hans Holmgren returned Wed- 
nesday from Llano Colony, Louis- 
iana,- where he sptnt the past two 

Mrs. B. Bohrson of 
Sask., Canada is' visiting 
city with relatives and -friends. 

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Mattson, sop. 
Glen and daughter Miss Verna, of 
Crookston, . formerly of this city, 
visited with friends in this city on 

Theodore Quale, freshman at 
Concordia College. Moorhead. 
spent the week end at his horn? 
in this city. - ' 

Miaa':' Altae Mellem left for Vik- 
fng Friday! where she will spend, a 
few days,: wsitinig with j hor aunt, 
iMrs. Lena' pordgaard. I ' 
'■■■ Thopiisi Mattson ' and .Stanley 
jRanunV Ireturned j home after -being 
jemployed at\the P. Engetstad farm 
ineaV Thj'ef' River Falls! for two 
iweeks.l \ A- I \ '\ •■! 
| Arrioldj'Ha'nsoij lef£ for Hoople, 
iN. D.v FriaaV where he will ■be em- 
;pIoyed ifi'r Isomej tinie sorting po- 
Itatops' fpr ( tlie market, j 

Miss A|ic^ Johnson who teaches 
.the Columbus school, spent the 
■weekeriti with' her parents, Mr 1 , and 
Mrs. Cla^us Johnson: at Viking. . 
'■ JlubyUCimklin,! infant) d-ughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. lEber Conklin, had 
the mistortuhe | of - burning her. 
hand on \jtlie.' stove last' Thursday. 
She wasV taken I to ; a hospital at 
Thief Rivten Falls Friday,, where 
she. received, treatment.! 

Three. nW children have aaroll- 
ed in th eko'sebank: school, they 
are Pearl arid Hazel Waller and 
Glen Bersinger. ! ■ j- 
.! Among those ithat attended the 
bridal shower given iti honor of 
Mrs. I^ena Nordgaard at Viking on 
Sntufrtav I evening wer'|£ Mr. and 
Mrs. Pete Mellem. ; Mr! and Mrs. 
Llovd Aptlcrso'n,! Mrs. Carl Bloom, 
Mrs. Emit Melft\ni. Mrs! Carl Mel- 
jleni and (daughter Fern. Mrs. P. 
Peterson. | Mi's.-F. Arlington. Mrs: 
,Gust Balcken arid son Arnold and 
iMrs. B. Ranum, 


22 Musicians Turn Out 


(Continued from page 1) 

musical career with his father, 
Louis Egermayer's Family Band 
and Orchestra." He studied at the 
Dana Musical Institute in Warren, 
Ohio, and has played-iwith many 
large and well-known''; musical or- 
ganizations. He has ppen engaged 
in band direction^ and; instruction - 
for many years. ' ■ '- f 

He played with the Wat Iowa Re- 
giment Spanish-American ; War 
band, with the' DesMJoines, " IcVwa 
band, with the Ohio .State Band 
and played fbr : three ■seasons ifjth 
the Omaha, Nebr^ska,^ Parks Con* 1 
cert band. He is ■i'VHnfeipe^iltaTer : 
of ability and his " .^yea^ttrst : 
trumpet;, wlCh. leading- symphony: 
and .theatre orchestras an4 <«tth ! 
Ba^Sffis-ffiiyofi^DplIar -\mb&S%p 

cert tor^iB^Cji^^,eey^ll» 

A fine report of the year's /busi- 
ness was rendered to the /Stock* 
holders of the Goodridge co-oper- 
ative creamery at their/ annual 
meeting at tho -high school in 
Goodridge. on Saturday /after noon. 
The financial statement showed an 
institution- of better than average 
standing and the statistical report 
indicates that the /creamery has 
been competently/ and efficiently 
handled. - / 

; A total of 143,418.34 pounds of 
tutterfat has l)een received from 
iwblch 177,592 founds of butter was 
made. Of: /this jimotint, 35.856 
'pounds shipped were Land 0*Lakes 
grade. The average price received 
for hutt'er^ made was 25.56 cents 
and average price,paid patrons for^ 
.butterfat was .27.93 cents per 
ipoundZ Martufacturirig.-and gener- 
al, expense cost per pound of but- 
ter- ;was 2.96 cents. 

The creamery enjoyed a brisk 
business in produce and oil purch- 
ases and sales, the net income 
/from sources other than dairy pro- 
ducts being $1206.35. ■ ." 

The .meeting which was well at- 
tended was entertained with a pro- 
!<-rain of speakers and musical num 
ibers. A-huriiorous Recitation by 
'Agnes Johnson "The Last Days of 
'School" -and vocal duets "by Floyd 
iOls'on and Ernest Swanson enliven- 
ing the proceedings. Talks were 
Igiven'by Land 0*Lakes field man 
;jolm Lager. W. EJDahlquist, Lloyd 
'■Nelson operator and R, M. Aalbu. 

Ballotting for directors resulted 
: in the election of A. Wilktns, And. 
Wells and John Swanson. Lunch 
; served after the meeting. 

f W. C. T. U. NOTES j 

! Mrs. Ethel Bliss Bake rot Min- 
neapolis,, stats- president of the 
! Women's Christian Temperance 
Union, will 'be the speaker at the 
mid-yeaj conference of the North 
Dakota Women's Christian Temp- 
ETance Union t be held'' in Fargo 
Marcji 19th and 20th. Mrs. Baker 
will . then fill postponed - dates in 
the western part of Minnesota, 
which includes scheduled meetings 
at Willmar. Hancock, Browns 
Valley, Morris, arid Glenwood. Mrs. 
Baker will also assist Mrs. Delia 
Bates "of Frazee. president of Dis- 
trict No. 9, south, with three W. C. 
T. institutes.- .' 

The regular February meeting 
of the local, unit of the Women's 
Christian Temperance Union will 
be held on 'Friday. February 28, at 
3 P. M. at the home of Mrs.- E. A. 
Cooke at 518 North Main Ave. 

Frances Willard Memorial -pro- 
gram will. >be given as follows": The 
Crusade Hymn, "Give to the Wind 
Thy ■. Fears"; The Crusade Psalm- 
Psalm 146; The Crusade Sbory, by 
Mrs-'.E. O. Ericksori; "Frances 
Willard, Educator and Patriot", toy 
Mrs. A. C. - MatheBon; "Frances 
WlllaVd, Temperance: Worker and 
Organizer -of a Great Army", by 
Mrs.- Albert Swanson; and "Fran- 
ces "WtRard, Orator and Servant 
ot God?,, b? Mrs. Gust Anderson. 

Mrs. Knute Danielson Is a pati- 
ent at a hospital in Thief River 

Mrs. O. K. Lien has returned 
from Minneapolis where' she spent 
the last three months receiving 
medical treatment at the ^Univer- 
sity hospital. 

Anna Nerhus has been absent 
for the past week; . 

Despite the cold' weather, the 
year's best " record for perfect 
attendance was attained. Clarence 
Rudolph. Gilmer, and George Man- 
derud, Geneva, Anna, ami Vernon 
Iverson. Erliug and Grace. D-ahlen 
and Hazsl and Leonard Johnson 
had perfect attendance. 

Alvin Loyland arrived: Friday j 
from Red Lake Falls, where he has 
been jemployed for a visit with the, 
home folks.- ; 

■ Celaim- Prestegaard. teacher 
Dist. 50 and Stella Shoster 
in Dist.. 5 enjoyed a 'wee is vaca- 
tion. ' Their 'schools were closed 
due io the severe cold. 

Forum classified ads are^bne cent per .word per insertion', 
miim charge 10 cents. Blind" ads 10 cents 'additional. ' . ' 

Credit wlil not be. accepted for classified advertisements, .except 
where advertiser already has an account of good standing with the' . 
Forum. * ■-;.-'' 

Thatcher" seed wheat $2.00 per 
bu. Wisconsin No ; 38 malting 
barley 65c. H. E. Sjoquist, Strand- 
quist, Minn. ' " 15-Rts 

I Daybed. ,1 Folding 'Bed', 1 Kit- 
chen Set (Table and Chairs), 1 
Three Burner Oil Stove with j Ov- 
en. 1 Waterfront. South ..Bend 
Ran'^e with "CO gal. capacity tank 
and all fittings, .1 Walnut Bi(ffet. 
516 Arnold Av:nue No., Thief Riv- 
er Falls. Minn. i 41-tp 


y paper. 

similar to building 




ut 4'xa'. 



25c. Only 

a limited sup-. 

ply.' c 

ail earl 



, Incubator, 240 egg size. "Queen 
Brand" in first- class condition. 
John Eidelbes. Erie, Minn. ,45'2tp 

Farm for sale or will trade for 
city property. ' See -Mr. Bagea, 
Thronson Motor Co. 3Q-ltp-'2Q-RTS 


.---"Men wanted to sell staple 
household and farm necessities in 
Roseau, Beltrajni. Pennington and . 
Red Lake,'Counties. Must hava 
car. "Excellent opportunity for re - 
Hable;persons. Calj^orWrite to Mr. 
B. B/ Elliott, Holt, Minnesota,' .or 
(Irop a line^direct" to Dr. Ward's 
Mp'dical Company, Winona, Minne- 
sota." ! ' 2-tp. 


1 1- 


Wheat— : t j 

No. 1 Dark Northern 
Dark Nor., 58 lb. test 
No. 1 Ambi-r Durum 
No. 1 Mixed Durum 

. No. 1 Red Dururii .:.'. 

Snax :...... J. j. 

Oats v 1 ..;„ 

iRye •• 


Corn \.\. 

Poultry and Produce 

Colored Springs ..... 

Leghorn Springs . . . . : 15 

Light Hens i 11 

Heavy Hens \ . . J . .lti 

Cocks ; ,. 

Stags :... "..'.. J 11 

Ducks, 4 1-2 lbs. or aver! • - • ... ■ -13 
-Ducks, under 4.1-2 lbs | ..... - .l'l 

Geese '• J ..... . .11 

Tame Rabbits •: .0? 

Butterfat, Cash- 

Grade No. 1 
Grade No. 2 

, teacher 



Mrs. Ts-lpy' Johnsrud Had ./the 
m.isforcune : of cutting Iier finger 
^*hile splitting wood. The cord In 
her fore-finger being "cut- j off com- 
pletely necessitated surgical care. 

Services will be held in the 
Little Oak schoolhouse Sunday. 
March 1. at" 11 o'clock. /Ladies Aid 
serves lunch ''after "services. 


Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Nelson and 
Marina Yoike.of I-ockhart motorr 
ed »P on : ; Yiday to spend the day 
visiting at the E. A. Vonke home. 

Richard Swanson was a business 
caller at the Anton Larson home 

Visitors at the Waif red Carl3on 
home on Thursday were Mr. and 
Mrs. Adolf Wold and Isabelle Syv- 

[Jttle De 

;he home 
Mrs. T. 

erson. They also helped 
lores celebrate her first 

Esther -Wolf gram who- i ;' employ 
edi at the Lawrence Antpn home- 
spent Friday visiting at. 
of, her parents, Mr. and 
Wolfgram. - 
v - Elmer Geske, 'Fred Koop an.d Al- 
bert Koop helped John Geske saw 
wood on Friday. 

Friday evening visitors at the 
Max Krause home were Mr. and 
Mrs. Alvin Xelson and Marina 
Vonke of Lockhart and -Mr. and 
Mrs. E. A. Yonke and sons Earl 
and Everett. 


No. ^ 1 
No.- 2 



.... 1.10 


ternational Revenue Service Alco- 
hol Tax Unit, SL Paul, 1 Minnesota, 
February '8, .1936. | Notice is 
hereby given that on | December 
27. 1935, .one Ford Coupe, 
1931 Model A. motor number 
lA-3615551. ' license number B-56- 
491 (Minn, 1935), was 1 seized 
from Frank Stewart j Coates on 
the streets of 'Thief River^ Falls. 
Minnesota, for violation of the In- 
ternal Revenue laws. ■ Section 
3450. United States Revised Sta- 
tutes. Any person claiming ■ said 
automobile must appear at my ,of- 

Will sell for lees' than wholesale 
2. new Thor. "gasoline" washing , ,. „. 

machines. One equipped with/ O^ls for moun^ng. iGiv e price, 
Bridge-Straton. 4-cycle motor; one; sjZe, kind. Ole ."Williabs., Grygla, 
with Johnson 4-cycle motor. Call I Minnesota. ■. . , , 2-tp ] 

at Phillip 66 Station. , "« 30/ltc ^ Feed Grir iding. j every Friday. 
Wood -sawing, every day except 
Friday. See,or write Martin ,Rebm 
Hazel, Minn. - - 45-4tp 

Underwood, rotary stencil dupli- 
cator. In very good condition. Will 
sell reasonably if taken at once. 
Apply Box B Forum . Office. RTS 

If you have a house to rent or 
sell, see W. H. Mulry, Rental. Sale? 
and Insurance Agency. -21-RTS 


2 year old Holstein sire. Wi|ite 

or see S. N. Nelson. Rte. 3, . Box 

58. thief River Falls. l-tjf 

t Shoe repair shop", with some 
harness repair equipment. Bldg. 
12x18. Six foot finisher; Singer 
patch machine; small tools. Sell 
all or part. Reasonable." Didrlck 
Daniels?n, Middle- River, Minn. 

46-47 p 

Old papers. Two bundles for 5 
cents. FORUM Office. Rts. 

i56 acre farm. Well improved 
wftli good buildings. 3^ mi.from 
town. H.E. Sjoquist, Strandquist, 
Minnesota. 15-Rts 


GeT""your feed ground at the Sin- 
clair, BiiLk Station. Helgeeon! '& 
Fossum. . 44-4t<r60c,l ■' 

FOU>" D !" 

1 loose Russwin . key. Owner' 
may have same by calling at For- ' 
um office and naying for this'. ad. 

r ." i 1-tc 

fice on or. before March 14 

and make such' claim ; 

bond for costs' for transfer lof for- 
th? United 

feiture proceedings to _. 

States District Court, ;or ^aid 
itomobile will be. forfeited and sold 
as provided- in Sectionl 


ed States Revised. Statutes. S 
Qvale. District- Supervispr, 706 
New Post Office ;Bui]dlng: St. Paul, 
Minnesota.' - 

Feb. 13.-20-27, 1936 

citation fob hearing 
vtsaij account ;And 

State of Minnesota, 





. ) 


Mr/ and Mrs. : Alois., T^bielen, 


* • ■ - - • ■ r 

Last Saturday the following 
were supper guests at the Martha 
Lokken home: Mr. and Mrs. Carl 
Alberg, Cleo, Maybelle arid Rub^y 
Albert of Hazel and Mrs. Carl Fin- 
stad, Louise, May and Ronald Fin- 
stad of Rocksbury. 

A Valentine -party "and Amateur 
Hour was held in the Hiawatha 
school on' Valentine's Day. The 
following visitors were present: 
Anna Johnson, Clara Olson, Mr. 
and Mrs. , Johnny Burthess and 
Patsy Lou. The first prize was 
awarded to Theresa Stene. X.unch 
was served by the Thune and Syv- 
erson boys. ; . 

A doctor was called out to O N. 
Olson's a week ago last Wednes- 
day for Mrs. Olson, who was ill. 

Mrs. Jim McCrum and son Bruce 
visited from, Thursday nntil Sun- 
day at the Olson home with Mrs. 
McCrumV mother, "who. is ill. 

Miss ■ Beatrice Lokken visited 
from Friday until Sunday at her 
parental h*me: 
. Arvid Gross of Duluth is staying 
with his. aunt and uncle. Mr. and 
MrV O. C. Thune and will attend 
'schpol .at.Dtst, 221 until the end of 
-Afina Johnson -was employed at 
AlBtfted'sni Thief River Falls a 


The repre- 
named de- 

Elizabeth Holland Bakken,. form- 
erly known as Elizabeth Holland; 

The State of Minnesota to Sel- 
mar R. Holland, -Mamie Holland 
Schlander, Anita Elizabeth- . Hal- 
bach. Dorothy Mary Holland,; Al- 
fred Lawrence Holland and Mis- 
sion Board of the Lutheran Church 
of America, and all persons in- 
terested in the sale'' of certain 
lands belonging to said Elizabeth 
Holland Bakken. The petition of 
H. O. Berve as representative of 
the above named Estate, being du- 
ly filed in this court representing 
that it is necessary and for the 
best interest of said estate and of 
all interested therein that certain 
lands of said Decedent described 
therein be sold at private Sale and 
praying that a license be granted 
to him L to sell the same at private, 
sale, ' ': ■ ' 

-Now, Therefore, You and each, 
of- you. are hereby cited and re- 
quired to show cause, if any you 
have, before this court, at the Pro- 
bate Court Rooms,- .in the Court 
House in City of Thief River Falls. 
County of Pennington. State of 
Minnesota; on the' 7th day of 
March 1936, at -10,:60 o'clock. A., 
Mi, -why the prayer of said peti- 
tion should not be granted. - 

WITNESS. The Judge of said 
court, and the seal of said court, 
this 10th day of February 1936. 
(Court Seal) 

Judge of Probate Court 

Attorney for Petitioner. 

Thief River Falls. Minn. 
(Feb. 13-20-27, 1936) 


■ ' > 

County of Pennington S 

In the Matter of the Estate of 
Anna ■ Monson, Decedent: 

The State of Minnesota, to" 
Hannah Olson, {Gust Monson, Os-' 
car Monson, Laura "VJoigt, ' Cora 
; Sten-berg, and Myrtle Monson, and 
lall persons Interested! in the final 
jaccount and distribution of the es- 
tate of said decedent: 
sentative of the above 
cedent, 'having filed In, this Court 
his final account Of the adminis- 
tration of the estate of] said deced- 
ent, together with his -petition 
praying for the adjustment and 
allowance of said;finalj<account and 
for distribution of the residue of 
said estate to the persons there- 
unto entitled. Therefore, YOU, and 
EACH OF YOU, are hereby cited 
and required to show Iqause, if any 
you have, before this Court at the 
Probate Court Rooms jin-the Court 
House in the City 6f|JThief River 
Falls in the County -of Pennington, 
State of Minnesota, orij the 7th day 
of. March 1936. at 10:Q0 o'clock A 
M. * why said petition I should not 
be granted: || 

Witness, The Honorable Andrew. 
Bottelson, Judge of said Court, and 
the seal- of said court this 11th, 
day of February 1936. 
(SEAL); '• SI 


"Judge of Probate 
H. O. BERVE, i| 

Attorney for Petitioner, 
Thief River Falls. Minn. 
(Feb. 13-20-27,!! 1936 

Local & Long 

- Hauling; 

Stock and General 

,Bf edpson & Sons 

"' . Phone 417 , 
216 Fourth r 'St. West', 

Thief Rivtr Falls, Minnesota 


State of Minnesota, 

County oi' Pennington 



In the Matter of the Estate of 

f V 

The undersigned. Vice President 
and Secretary, do hereby certify 
that they, are the president and 
secretary respective! j r , of The 
Peoples Co-operative Store Comp 
any of Thief River Falls, Minneso- 
ta; ' 

That, at a special meeting of 
the stockholders of said company, 
duly called and held at Odd Fel- 
lows Halt in the. city of Thief Riv- 
er Falls, county of ' Pennington, 
state of Minnesota, on the. 14th day 
of February, 193G, a quorum of 
stockholders was present in per' 
son arid so registered, and -that by, 
resolution duly adopted by more ' 
than a majority of the Shares of 
stock- represented. Article. V of the 
articles of incorporation of said 
company, which in Its p'res'ent form 
reads as follows: "The amount of 
the dapital stock of this corpora- 
tion shall be (525,000.00) twenty 
five "thousand dollars, "which shall 
be paid ■ In, in" moneyJ or property, 
or in both, in such manner and in 
such amounts as the board of di- 
rectors shall order. The capital 
stock shall be divided into 500 
shares of par value of ($50.00) flf: 
ty dollars each," was amended to 
read as (follows: "The amount of 
capital " 'stock of said cooperative 
company shall be twenty five thons 
and ($25,000.00) dollars and shall 
be divided into twenty five hundred 
(2500) shares of ten ($10.00) dol- 
lars each and shall be paid for at 
such" tlriie and in such manner as 
the directors of the company shall 
order. The ownership of capital 
stock in this [company -by' an indi- 
vidual stockholder shall not exceed 
the -par value ' of one ' thousand 
($1000.00) dollars and such shares 
of stock shall transferable 
except with the approval. and:*con- 
sent of the board of directors-' of 
the company. Interest (dividends) 
shall not be paid on .outstanding 
capital stock in .excess of fly» per' 

cent per annum, .which shall l -be 
.non-cumulative. • The net income ' 
of the company, shall; be distribut- 
ed annually on ^a -basis of -patron- 
age.StockhoIders^shall be rstrictr 
'ed to but one vote in the affairs ot - 
the company and voting by 'proxy 
shall be prohibited." 

have hereunto set our" bands and 
caused the corporate, seal of said 
company to be hereunto affixed '■. 
this 14 day of February. 193B. 
" j H. HALLAND. 
! Vice President. 
1 Secretary. 

State of Minnesota ) 

County gf Pennington )| 

Be it rems-mhered- that bri^aii? 
14th day of February. 1936. beforb ■ 
me a notary 'public within and for 
said, cou'rity, .personalis- appeared 
H. Halland arid C. E. Hellqinst. to " 
me known to he.' the persons des- : 
cribed in the abo v*. and foregoing 
instrument and .whose names are 
subscribed thereto and - severally 
acknowledged that they executed, 
the same freely- arid voluntarily 
and for the uses, and purposes 
-therein expressed.' 

Notary Pitblic. 
County of Pennington 
'Mv commission expires Nor. 2«, 
1938." - ' 

| Feb. 20-27, 1936 


claims, and for hearinu 
thereox ' ' ;• - 


State of Minnesota ■, ' 
County of Pennington 


In Re Estate of Albert Nelson, 

Lloyd A. Nelson having Died a 
petition for the probate of ths wilt 
of said, decedent and for the ap- 
pointment of Norman Nelson of 
Bagley. Minnesota as Executor of 
said Will, which will is' on .file-' in 
this' Court and open to inspection; 

IT IS ORDERED, That the hear- 
ing thereof be had on. March SO, 
1936. at 10; o'clock, A. M. before 
this Court in the probate court 
room; in the court house in Thief 
River' Falls, Pennington Coumty- . 
Minnesota, and that objections to 
the| allowance of said will, if any, 
be .filed -before said .time of hear- 
ing, that the; time within which ' 
/creditors of said decedent may file 
yheir claimB be limited to fo«r 
immths. from the date hereof^ mm'd • 
that the claims so filed -£>e ' heaxd 
on Tuesday, June 16, 1935, atlO 
o'clock- A M., before this Court in 
the probate court robin .in- -.toe 
court house in T hief" fever Palfa. 
■Minnesota, and that notice hereof 
be given by publication, of this or- 
der In the Tri-County Forum a«d 
b? mailed 1 notice' as provided *y- 
^ff^-i^-'" , .' r "i 

— Dated February 15, 1M6. • 
(COURT SEAL) •.."."■-"' 
Probate' Jndce^ 
Robert Pearson. ;.. '.-:-'. .'.;• 

: Ha^qjQen.'^aQnn.,' '-.■' '"' :V - ' '■ 




Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Miijnesqia, Thursday,: March! 5, 1<i36 


-All Popular Cars to be 
on Bis'play at the City 




Vaudeville' Program and 
DaUce Band Wijl Be 

WPL Will Meet at Court 
House Monday Evening 

The. i . "Workmen's Protective 
League iwill hold its first regular, 
March meeting at the court house 
on Monday evening.. March 9th, 
1936, B.' E Long, business agent 
announced this week. ' /. 

Seeks F-L Endorsement 


■Preparation for the annual 
Style Show and Spring Exjosltiori, 
sponsored; by the Elmer J. Eklund 
post of the American Legion are 
going forward apace, commander 
TV. W. Long stated 1 this week. The 
exposition will be staged 
day, Friday and Saturday 

■ All auto dealers in the ci ;y/have 
signified ;their intention ofj/enter- 
ing exhibits; and several accessory 
firms and general service sitations 
will also' enter exhibits/No truck? 
will be displayed this'' year. [ 

Arrangements for the Style 
Show which will be' held on Thurs- 
day evening arein charge uf S, JP^ 
Orwoll as chairman and present 
indications are that a revue of 
Spring styles up to the standard 
set/other years will be witnessed, 
ere/Will be vaudeville per^ 
fdrmances on Friday evening and 
j»n Saturday evening~"and Abhie An-\ 
'd raw's and his famous dance 'band 
will play a Hance after the -pro- 
gram each evening.- A Ford/ car 
will be given away to the holder of 
the lucky ticket, at midnight Sat- 
urday. / 
f Among the cars which jvill be 
entered .in the exposition are: 
Ford, Plymouth. Chrysler, Pontiac. 
Dodge, Auburn and Terraplane.. 


Administration Raises 
Objections to the State 
Requirements ! 




Several other exhibits are 

sxpect - . 

th> close of the 1 entry 

ed befor< 

O'. C .Paulson states that 
program of vaudeville^ r 
•will be lannounced/next 
■Dancing stars and^novjelty _n imbers 
are being booked .for appearance 
on the program. 

a full 






Leaves Methods to be 

To the Discretion oi 

i Congress 

President Roosevelt dumped the 

revenue question squarely* 
lap of congress this week 

Howard 1 Y. "Williams, national 
organize^- ,of! the Farmer Labor Po- 
litical Federation^ announced his 
^candidacy fori the Farmer Labor 
convention endorsement, for lieut- 
enant-governor this week. In a 
jstattment to the public lie said: 
,. "Minnesota ! must provide the 
leadership inspired by Governor 
Olson anb" expected by many states 
forming [new parties, .in showing 
.what a Farmer La#bV .party in 
Tiower can | accomplish for the 
\vork;Ts, ] the farmers, profession- 
al group,! ami independent business 
|men. T Q - that end we must elect' 
a majority of the legislature 
a candidate jfor tieutenant-gove'rn- 
qr I would I campaign with' our 
Farmrr ; Laiior" J 'ehdorsed candidates 
in every j legislative district work' 
ing for their election,;' declares 
Mr. Williams, in the statement an- 
nouncing! hid candidacy. : 
; "I believe in an -immediate prac- 
tical program of production for 
use especially for the unemploy- 
ed, desigjjedj to give every unem- 
ployed person a ?ob and so to re- 
lieve the tax burden on the small 
. (Continued on back page) 



Governor Olson Contacts 

. Federal Authorities 

Urging Acceptance ! [ 

Grave doubts that Minnesota 
^wili be able to share in the fed- 
eral aid" for old age pensions was 
voiced by {county attorney H. p. 
Berve, upon returning to the city 
after attending the' conference 
held at St j Paul oh Saturday- 

The federal old age' pension ad- 
ministration object's to the terms 
of the Minnesota law, Mr Berve 
sjated, because of its ambiguous 
terms. Exception ib also taken to 
the small appropriation : made by 
fhe legislature 'for adroinistrational 
purposes. The federal administra- 
tion maintains that" $76 000 "is in- 
adequate f?r administration !pur 

Mayor of Winnipeg jto ".-"[ 
Speak Here Fridays Eve; 

John Queen, labor mayor of ." * 
Winnipeg wilj ; appear : in .ai lec- 
ture at the city auditorium an 
Friday evening, (tomorrow) 
at eight o'clock, under thejaus- 
pices of .the civic and fco'm-- 
merce. association. ' [.'-' 

The lecture is the third of 
the winter- lecture course 
sponsored by .the Sons • and 
Daughters of Norway, and"! was 
offered to the civic; and bom- 
meree association -by the Norse 
societies as a special feature 
to. be made available to all 
the people of'-the community 
Admission will be free to the 
public*. ; t 

Mayor Qu?eri is'an. able. 
speaker and is- ^.well I known 
thrjiout the northwest as a lib- 
eral orator with a" [ flair ..for- 
humor. - ; 

Appearing with Mayor Queen 
is the Winnipeg baritone solo- 
ist. Bjorn Balchen. ■ 


Marshall. Board to Hold 
Old Age Pension Hearing 


in the 
>y off- 

ering tax! proposals including im- 
"positions on undistributed corpor 
ation profits and repeal of the, 
present graduated corporat on in' 
come tax. ; Ths president estimat- 
ed that a tax on undistributed cor 
poration profits would yield the 
government $1,614,000,000- ''annual- 
- _Tbe president also propoi ed:' 

Processing taxes spread broad- 
er and thinner than -the old levies 
outlawed by the Supreme Court 

•A "windfall" tax to recover 
considerable part of the old pro- 
cessing ta x es which were return- 

ed to the 

they refused payment. 

taxpayers or on 

of the existing capital- 

'■ stock tax 
yield $163,000,000 
year 1937. 

(Continued on Back Page) 

which was estinia,' 

ted to 

Load Limit to be 
Posted on SA Roads 

The county, board passed a reso- 
lution this week/whereundar load 
limit notices will be posted 
State! Aid roads : this spring 
Iar to those used on the trunk High 
way system. . ■ 

This action is taken beca of 
the fact that when the trunl 
whys have [ been posted 
spring, heavy truck traffic ljas di- 
verted to the state aid roads cut- 
ting them- up badly and making 
expensive ■ repairs necessary — 
sheriff has been j instructed 

putize -the road patrolmen 

charge the.m with the enforcement 
o? the rnling. 

Red L-ake Falls Plans' I 
Dog Derby, Ski Race 



A dogderhy, ski. races and* 

out-door events fbrboys ana* girls 
vwtfi fee held at fled Lake Falls on 
March ,7. The, committee In charge 
of 'the! event?'- is (Composed it ~ " 



to de- 


Hearing oh the first 65 applica- 
tions forj old age assistance in 
Marshall!, county will be held in 
tw D weeks, |the Marshall county 
relief administrator announced 
yesterday. : x i 
: Th& postponement was made in 
order that there may be sufficient 
time to investigate the eligibility 
of the annlicants, the announce- 
ment states, j N 
- Th& boaijdj requested the co-op- 
eration of the applicants in the in- 
vestigation by asking that- they 
have records available to prove' 
age, and[ citizenship or residence. 

, Exception is also taken toVthe 
fact that the-Minnesota law places 
the local administration oif the law 
in the counties, in some instances 
in the county board, in others in 
the welfare 'board and inithe largV 
er cities in the juvenile cburt.i Fed 
eral authorities also fear' that the 
clauses in the taw which provides 
for objection by taxpayers and 
children's responsibility may cause 
difficulties . and unjust practices. 
/ The meeting was rather unsatis- 
factory, Mr. Berve stated, because 
apparently the state old age as- 
sistance administration is' as much 
up in the air as are the county? of- 
ficials about the status % of ■' the 
state with' regard, to .'federal funds. 
If the federal aid is not -forthcom- 
ing, the maximum payments ; will 
he only $15. . The county "board an- 
nounced today that whileit is go- 
ing thru with some of the prelim- 
inary work there will he no hear- 
ings held nor -'pensions! paid by 
Psnnington county until the mat- 
ter has been straightened out. 1 

Immediately upon hearing that 
there was doubt about: federal 
funds 'being available, Governor 
Floyd B. Olson got into telephonic 
communication with Washington 
from Tuscori; Arizona, where he is 
convalescing - from his ■ recenC ill- 
ness, and demanded that the" ob- 
jections should be waived. "There 
is nothing wrong with the law that 
the executivje council cannot eas- 
ily qyercome under its broad re- 
lief powers," the governor stated.- 

Kenneth Haycraft, sta,te director 
of old age -assistance, conferred 
with members of the state board 
of control on Monday relative to 
proposed changes in the rules -and 
regulations suggested at the meet- 
ing of county commissioners on 
Saturday. -In the meantime coun- 
ty boards are proceeding to con- 
sider the applications, i 

Interesting' Address by 
Morris Bye Recites 
School Growth 


' Number 48 

Attends Land 0' Lakes 
Convention in Spite of Bad Roads 

Hans Holmgren Returns After 

Sojourn in Co-operative Colony 

Hans Holmgren, who returt 
last week after spending the past ; 
three months in the Llano -Coop- 
erative [ Colony in Louisiana, 
gives an | interesting account, of 
this experiment in. integral coop- 
eration:. I ! 

The colony which has a popula- 
tion of about 400 members was 
first- established in California in 
1914,. Mr. Holmgren stated, and 
was movedl'to Louisiana in 1921. 
It has all the features of a city 
and is governed by a hoard of di- 
rectors elected by the colonists. It 
is the duty of this hoard to trans- 
act all business for the colony. 
Workers! are -not paid with mon- 
ey, Mr. Holmgren says, hut Ve-» 
ceive an [equivalent amount in fair 
living - 

. *An unusual feature of this colo- 
ny is. the! absence .of a police force, 
the colony being so conducted that 
there has heen no necessity for or 
ganizing la law enforcement 'Body. 

Town of North Holds 

Caucus on Tuesday 

Voters- of the Township of North 
held a caucuB in the Sons of Nor- 
way hall Tuesday; and nominated 
candidates for township offices to 
he filed at the township election 
on:Taesday, March 10th. 

Jha following nominations, were 
^n&de: .^ror .town' clerk, Earl E16^ 
son and; Alfred Longfen; -for sup- 
eTyiBor^lOtia Ookken- and Renold 
jQ^naonj ;for.. treasurer, EdTwin 
SqjcnBljn; tor 'oohatabie^Edwiii OI 
■on. |to nominations were made 
Jnstfce^of the, peace. 

Depositors Assign, Over I 
$280,000 in Bank Deal 

Superintendent Morris Bye, trac- 
-,ed the educational progress inSthis 
city from 1901 to 1935 - in ' 'his 
speech before a gathering of the 
Parents and. Teachers '■ Association 
Monday evening, March 2. He il- 
lustrated his._talk : with" charts 
showing the steady and rapid in- 
crease in school enrollments, size 
of graduating classes, and. assess- 
ed valuation of the school proper- 
ty and the! decrease in thel bond- 
ed indebtedness of the district. 

In' 1901, .. when Independent 
School District No. ISi wgairgan-r 
Jzed as an -individuaJ idistiirf'frbm 
Districts 27 and 57. • ihe; school 
buildings included two- ■ two-story 
frame buildings, and one; one-story,- 
one-room frame building. The to- 
tal school enrollment for that.year 
was 530 pupils, twenty-five of 
whom were in high school. During 
the .twenty years from 1901 to 1921 
the increase in enrollment and in- 
terest In education made It neces- 
sary to provide more school facil- 
ities. During those twenty years 
the Washington building ' was 
built in 1902, the Central was 
doubled in size, the Lincolm High 
school was built in 1910 and 1911, 
the Northrop bulldin* in 1917, and 
the Knox building in 1921' 

The number of students in high 
school graduating classes has 
steadily increased from a total of 
two students "graduated in the 
class. of 1904 to approximately 130 
in the graduating' class at the pre-, 
sent time; The "bonded : indebted- 
ness of the school district has as 
steadily decreased, from ?290,000 
in 1901 to $118,000 at the present 
time. Altogether, Superintendent 
Bye's talk showed that education- 
al progress in the school district 
has been very favorhble. * 

Miss Florence Parsons school 
nurse, gave a report on the pre>r 
school clinic conducted last .' fall. 
Musical see.Ictions were furnished 
by the high school hand under the 
direction of Mr. S. P. Orwoll, ant*' 
by the Land O' Lakes quartet. ,Afc 
the close t the meeting lunch. -was 
served. -.;.'' 

■ V I 

5280.876.90j in deposits in the 
Citizens State Bank in process of 
liquidation has heen assigned hy 
the depositors towards a purchase 
of the building by the. depositors^ 
Gilbert. A. Brattland, assistant exf 
aminer in charge of liquidation 
stated this week j 

The building is to he advertised 
for sale by Jcourt order within the 
near future! ; Mr.. Brattland statedl 

Goodridge-Reiner F-L y' 
Club Formed Saturday 

A gronp | of . fanner-Iaboritea 
from Goodridge and adjoining ter- 
ritory gathered at Lindstrom's gfx, 
age in Goodridge on Saturday e^ 
ening and organized^the Goodridge* 
Reiner farmer Labor cltfb. y\ 

Charter members are -Tom Bel] 
land,' John Vraa, Ole A Olson 
Lloyd A. Nelson, Geo. A. Vraa; 
Obed L. Saibb Floyd Olson, C. F. 
Lindstrom .Clarence L. Noer and 
O. S. Nyhusi' • ■ " - ' 

'Officers elected were as follows: 
John Vraa, j president;. Floyd Ol- 
son, vice president; . . Clarence 
Noer, secretary-treasurer: . oi© 
Olson and Tom Belland. directors 
and /Lloyd Nelso^and 1 Oebi Vfaa- 
members of "thet Pennington' Conn- 
ty central committee. ' ' " ;' 
■ ■- The; c^uK^i^i^iti^i^gaUr 
meetings dni-tfae eetoond' Thurtdaj- 
of each xnonUi" " " ; : r," 

Sons and Daughters of 
Sw«aten will Meet Apr. 24 

The Sohs-and Daughters of i Swe- 
den set the tentative date of i their 
annual 'business meeting for Fri- 
day, April 24th, 1936 at^a meeting 
of the committee' held on Wednes- 
day evening '■ j Walter Quist, an- 
nounced, today. - I 

St. Cloud Prisoners 

Go On Hunger Strike 

St Cloud, Minn.,— A hunger 
strike that prompted authorities 
to' lock most of ( the 1,156 prisoners 
in their cells paralyzed Virtually 
all activities at the St. Cloud atate 
reformatory recently. - 1 

All but 160 of the 1,156 inmates 
dumped their plates loaded* with 
food at noon .yesterday refused to 
eat dinner and today were kept in 
their quarterBv according to H W. 
Whittier, reformatory superinten- 
dent - :j -.i 

m Whittier Baiil there had 
violence, but that all guardBfwere 
being kept on constant duty. 
CaUs It Plain Bebelllon} 

"This is just a case of plain re- 
hellion", said IWhitUer. "We will 
keep the b6yd in their cells [until 
their Hunger! gets the hetter of 
them.'^ . \ ■** _ -4- ' 

It was learned that" the. pi 
mg prisoners I had : formj(ll>- 
manded "better food,. i»f 

Fieldman's Report Show i 
' Dairy Industry in th^ 
•i District Qains 

efficiencyTof HIGB 


Gain in iPe'rcentage -of 
j High Quality Gutter is 
! Shown by Report 

: Splendid gains for the dairy in- 
dustry in district Xj wasj evident 
from a - perusat _of .'the fieldmau's 
report delivered* to' the Land 6' 
Lakes meeUng here* Wednesday. L 
|- A gain of 377,722 1 pound J of butli 
ter shipped over 1934 was report- 
ed; the/1934 total being 6,062,601 
pound/ while the 1,935 total • was 
6,44Qi323 pounds; TThe ■ ; Rollisi 
creamery of Gatrke made the lar^ 
gest gain. A gain of 604,231 
pounds of hutter grading Land Of 
Lakes was also noted. Twenty- 
two creameries .in'.; the j district 
made a gain in volume and twenl 
ty-three made a gain in efficiency, 
during the year 1985. ' A 1 higher 
percentage, of 93 ; scoring! huttet 
was alBO; . evldenqed<!i The | gain in] 
this direction alone saved;!the di&3 
trict $l;943.55 over last year. Leon 
ard', creamery _le"d in cream grad-t 
ing and Hal ma led in etflciencyl 
The efficiency in the 'district rat-^ 
ed exceptionally high with Halma's 
score ■ 99.09 percent and 96.46 per 
cent 'being thp lowest recorded; 
The average spore for thej district 
is as follows: weights, 99.44; work' 
manship, 99 84; composition, 94.95; 
moid .and "yeast, 99.56; ■ efficiency 
for the district 1934 98.14? and 
average for the ■ district in 1935, 1 
,98.44. : A gain in efficiency of' .3ft 
percent. • A'^flhe' business lid -sup^ 
_plies 'and- sidelines was recorded. 

Basketball Tourney 
| Opens at Cr ookston 

! The district, basketball | tourna- 
ment will be held, at: Crookston in 
the Crookston high : school gym 
Thursday and ^ Friday, March ^ otu 
antf ; 6th. The Lincoln high! school 
Prowlers are scheduled ■ ti> play 
their first game bf£ thei tournament 
at. nine o£iock this evening when 
they will meet the winherj of the 
Fisher-Crbokston'game' played this 
afternoon; The- schedule for this 
evening also. includes "a "game be- 
tween East Grand Forks and the 
winner of the Plummer-Warren 
game. | 

Friday evening's schedule will 
be the consolation, game at eight 
o'clock and the final : game' of the 
tournament,, the championship 
game played -at nine o.'clpck which 
-will determine which team will re- 
present the' district atrthe 'region- 
al tournament , to be: held j at Be- 
midji, March; 12th and 13th. 

Two busses have been charter- 
ed to convey about : sixty, local 
high school students to Crooks- 
ton. Included among the sixty 
students going to the tournament 
ary the sixteen memhers of the 
^Lincoln girls', pep squad, who will 
perform in gold and blue costumes 
between halves of the Prowlers 
game Thursday evening. ! 
' The game between the Prowlers 
and Grand Forks, which was' orig- 
inally scheduled to take place. on 
Wednesday evening, February 25, 
^nd was \ cancelled jhecause of 
weather conditions will ^ probably 
be played on March 13th or 14th. 

Addresses Convention 

John Brandt 


Attempt to Start: Fire w 
Kerosene Ends In 

Entire District Board 6f 
Directors Re-Named at • 
■ Wednesday -Meeting 


I !r 

State Bank Charter 

Sought for Argyle 

! Argyle.. — Application has been 
made to the -state flanking depart- 
ment for a charter for a. new bank 
here to be known as tine Argyle 
State Bank The Incorporators 
are C. O. Mollne. E. j I.. Amund- 
gaard and Joseph . Conlnx, all of 
Argyle, Arrid Carlson of Middle 
Rirer and A.7J*| i Carlson of Bolt 
The bank will 1 hayfe a capital of 
*2O,0M,- BUrpluo ofW.OOO and un- 
dlrtded lirbnts of J2.0OO 

In Da 

! William {.anger, rormBr/gbTern- 
br and the stormy pet*et3bf»$mth 
Dakota poUHcs was laHerffliSy 
.the -Xanger «ohVfe^SB«j5W;fa 
the first dfy^ fag b . ring^^li f jda f '^S pn^- 
rention ' Mt^ki^eiafjn^wma^aV 
North DaltoS; ithla- weete^AnJai- 
»r conTOirjoJi%iettgheftithatlia; 
^UolIe^-^4ttp^rter»4H,Hact>ag : 
goyerno* ^altfaftWell^iFana.' Is 
^TOc^;?^B^jl6rm ; 3»^fqrd: :> »n<i 
iti *" i * 11 '^*TWte'.bf can.- 

. .Fire resulting* in • the ' death of 
Mrs. Torjus Hegtvedt and the com 
plete destruction of the Hegtvtdt 
home, four miles ■ .northwest of 
Goodridge .was caused in an atr 
tempt by Mrs. Hegtvedt to .start 
a"'fire,.in th? heatrola with' kero- 
sene or distilate.- i ; 

The tragedy occurred about six 
o'clock Tuesday '. evening. Mrs. 
Hegtvedt .had entered , the living, 
room to kindle the Are in the 
heating stove, and when she pour- 
ed- the kerosene into the stove a 
terrific explosion resulted which 
enveloped the room in flames .In- 
stantly: Mr. Hegtvedt. who was- 
in another room, was burned on 
the hands .and hair but escaped 
other injury as did the other mem 
bers of the family. The flames 
were so instantly spread thruout 
the house that any ' attempt to 
reach Mrs., Hegtyedt was impos- 
sible. She : was about sixty years 

. The house was completely des- 
troyed hut no other buildings 
were damaged. 

Bearded Boys to 
Play Here Monday 

The Thief River Flails Independ*- 
ent basketball team, sponsored by 
th& Junior Civic and- Commerce 
Association of this city will meet 
the nationally famous House of 
David basketeers on the municipal 
auditorium floor Monday evening, 
March 9 at 8:15 o'clock. This will 
be a benefit game for the high 
school athletic association. 

The House of David team, which 
is one of the' outstanding American 
basketball attractions, .has played 
eighty-three games to date during 
the 'current season, touring thru 
Iowa, Minnesota, North and South 
Dakota, Montana, Idaho, .Washing- 
ton, Oregon, California, and Cana-> 
da. Of the eighty-three games 
played ,the team, has won seventy- 
flve -\ .-•:• " • J 

Thd players, all ex-college ath- 
letic {stars, are not only skilled in 
basketball but are excellent show- 
men a? well. 

Gr. forks Supply Co. 
Opens a Local Store 

A branch' of the \ Grand Porks 
Supply corporation, dealers in au- 
to ,.-, truck and*- tractor accessories 
and .parts is 'being' opened in the 
Kprstad building on eait -Third ,'St 
this week, f'.: .1 
:* E. Uoyd JoKnaoh of this city, 
.manager of, the^atore announces 
th&t a' complete line of Flsk tires 
and tubes, batteries, brake linings 
and ether supplies as welT as gar- 
age toolB. and equipment will be 
carried oh: hand; flstures are be- 
ing Jlnatalled. this week and it Is 
expectea/thjittthe.-store will: be 
xeao^.'fpir^a tt&mal .opening by the 
■'first^-h^^eeki'r. :..■-■..• \7^.- 
LTHgffir^^rl^ Strppix;coribr 

^&a& : '" "" ' 

Stamnes of Halm^ Takes , 
1st in Efficiency;; Olson 
< 1st in Cream Grading 

.A large attendance in r spite- of 
snow blocked roads and blustery 
Feather featured t^e annual meet- 
ing of the Land O' Lakes district 
17 1 held in the city auditorium on 
Wednesday. AJimemhefs of the- 
district hoard of .directors were jeer.* 
elected. They -are " as follows: 
Stuart McLeod, Thief River Fails* 
chairmab; P. S..£h-dman,-Red Lake 
Palls, 1st vice chairman;. Eais. 
Grahn Roseau, 2nd vice chairman; 
^eter Eogelatad, Thief. River •Pails, 
secretary ;and E..D..Rydeen,i Clear 
-brook, treasurer. Tne address of 
the day was delivered by John 
Brandt, general manager of Land 
O* Lakes. Creameries, Inc. 

The forenoon session was con- 
sumed with hearing ' tti&jrepdrt* of 
the district neldman, .John Lager 
and other reports _of interest ti> 
the creameries of the 'district- and' ■ 
a,t "noon a- fine lunch was served br 
employees of the- Land^O' Lakes 
plant In this city. The higfar" 
school band from Roseau played. 
a concert during the Jlunch hour 
followed by several, selections- by 
the Ulen male 'chorus" ' '■-"■.-.". 

Chairman Stuart Mcleod opened 
the' afternoon session by, .introduc- 
ing fieldman L. P. Anderson of 
district 14 who made some com- 
ments on the work, in this district 
-is judged from the .report submit- 
ted. He cpmpHmenfied the district 
fieldman and . the operators on a 
splendid yea r of operations and 
conceded that district 17 has the 
edge on district 14 jfor effici&ic£ 
His addreas was "followed by a \£ik 
on advertising by the advertising 
. (Continued on Back Page) * 

MEET MAR. 7 & 15 

i Lake County Groan Are T« 
Heet at Plummer "Hell 

March loth ! * 

The farmer-laborxtes " Ofr Pen- 
.nington and Red" Lake counties 
will hold their conventions thiJ 
month Pennington county dele- ; 
gates will convene at thei- Court j 
House. In this city on Saturday at . 
1 P. M.. and Red; Lake .ppunfy 
members will* meet at Pluminer in 
the municipal auditorium on Sun- 
day, Mar. 15; at 1:30. The chair-- ' 
man of the' Red Lake county- 
group announces that "several 
speakers have been invited to ad- 
dres stheir meeting.' among -thera 
Lieut Gov. .HJalmar- Petersen. 

Business coming before the con- 
ventions Is the selections of.dele- 
gates to -. the state Tanner-labor 
convention' in St. Paul on March" 
27th. and 28th, delegates to . the 
Ninth district congressional con- 
vention and to the 65th legislative 
district convention ' 

District Cdurt 

Ends Light Term 

The district court jury was dis- . / 
charged on Tuesday evening after ' 
having under -consideration only 
one of the three cases whic~h. were 
scheduled . for jury trial 

The case which came ' up was 
that of cjty of Thief River Palls 
vs. Chas Fiterman 1 et ai, a con-; 
demnation proceeding involving- 
city lots. A verdict of damages In 
the sum of $871.66 was returned 

Two othe'r cases were settled 
out .of court. " ' ; 

Assembly. Program is 
Well Received Monday 

The performance of Ben Berg T 
er, magician: and sleight-of-hand, 
performer,:' was "erithusias ticaUy 
received by the Lincoln high school - 
student body -when Mr. Berger ap- 
peared^ .'here Monday afternoon . Im 
the municipal .auditorium. : The 
program? '.secured^ . through \ : ttie 
Northwest^ "Assemblies Ino^r ■ of 
^MiimeaporlsV.wae sponsoredlby the 
mgh school student 'bodr. ist, 
Merger's- act «bnsiste4 of- variotts 
^r 8 l^^i^ta;"perSrpieA 
wraifSflnaung: dexterity/ >tnff other " 
"'"**^* -g^han-d -■.tricks. ; tn/ ! .addir 
W teryZflne iacfcaiVBerg^ 
rabnality^ and": wrt/idaiB* 
tor^tta enioyment ofrtne pro^ - 










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Senator Benson Scores 
Supreme Court Decision 

Decisions of the United States 
6i«reme Court in the Hooaac;case. 
and the rice millers' suit against 
*tfce AAA processing taxes, demon- 
strating that big \ business can - go 
into court and evade its tax respon- 
sibilities to the gbvernriitent, strike 
at the very fiscal stability of the 
government was pointed out in an 
address delivered in . Washirigton r 
Feb. 7 by U. S. Senator Elmer A. 
Benson (Faririer-l!*abor, Minn.) 1 . 
. '*Two recent' Supreme Court de- 
cisions should awake' the American 
people td the vital effect the as- 
sumed powers of the Court have on 
their welfare," said Senator. Ben- 
son. "One dealt a. blow to agricul- 
ture by declaring; the Triple A un- 
constitutional. The other ordered 
that two hundred [million dollars of 
Impounded processing taxes be talp 
en from the treasury and returned. 
not to those who Ipaid them,jbut to 
wealthy processors. /< \ 

"I have introduced in-rac United 
fiftatrSjs Senate ■■ a >bi\t y 'j6' restore 
those millions tp^the' people who 
paid them. Congress should pro- 
Tido tliat tax^m'oney paid by the 
Americans-people either- goes into 
the, treasury or Is returned to the 
people'' who contributed it. When 
such, tax money is diverted to great 
.corporations, the processes of de- 
xatic government are .being 
undermined.",; ' - /• 

The senator pointed but that big 
trasiness began a tax strike last 
cummer and that rich processors, 
on the advice' of the American Lib- 
erty League, got court Injunctions 
ta evade taxes. Now the federal 
^^©urts have begun _to give the pro- 
cessors almost two. hundred mil- 
lien dollars^, previously impounded 
■ lie asserted. The courts thus are 
acting in accordance with the Su- 
preme^court's decision in the rice 
miller's case. Senator Benson' said. 
"Together with the decision in 
' the Hoosac case," he continued, 
"The Court's ruling In the rice mill 
era* case virtually grants to' pro- 
cessors two hundred million dol- 
lars in taxes collected from^pro- 
ducers end consumers. .. ' It farther, 
provides for _paying them an ad- 
ditional bonus of more than<abir* 
3km dollars through 'contemplated 
processors* suits /against the gov- 
' ernment for taxes .already paid.*' 
"That bonusi" the senator emphat 
triced, "is more than the value of 
all the farm homes and all -the 
farm lands in Minnesota." ' 

/ uadc 

It waa the expressed desire of 
art' groups present thai all avail* 
atile Minnesota seed be used. In 
preference ^K^impapta" from oth- 
er states. Farmers who can buy 
good locally grown seed are urged 
to do ao. Farm Bureau officers 
Buggest that those having seed to 
sell or tiiose who must buy seed 
liBt their wants in the •'Want Ad" 
sections of their local newspapers, 
which, serve well as local clearing 
houses^ Many County Farm Bu- 
reau offices will have, seed lis! 
available for inspection. 

roviet Criminals Occupy 
Large Factory Buildings 

*Ten years ago^-re criminals were 
akeii t» a snuff) and 'neglected es- 
atp nehrMoPCOw. 

At that time peasants of an ad- 
'ilnjnp ;villuge. appealed to the ceri-,. 
js\ executive committee to remove 
his •*nest of cot- throats" from the 
■eglon. ■ -• The peasants were reas- 
nired. but the "nest" remained and 
lot -a guard was posted. 

The young criminals continued 
jo live on the estate and formed a 
abor commune. Pellx Dzerjlnsky, 
ipon whose Initiative the commune 
ras organized, aimed to fight crim- 
nallty \ by re-education through 
vork. -' 

During the ten years of the com- 
nune's' existence, the number or Its 
nemhers grew from 18 to 3,100 
nen and women.- It developed from 
i few small shops until now a knit- 
Ing. mill- and a large boot factory 
iperate. ' • : ' I 

As a principle, each member of 
he commune must remain there for 
.hree years. However, -an over- 
whelming majority remain ludefl- 
iltely. j Many of them, former erica-, 
nals and waifs, now work in the 
rarlons Soviet towns as skilled tech- 
ilciansi— Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Candidate for Senator \ 

flussia Recovers 
Power, WriterSays 

Bock in Place It Lost In 
. Revolution, Walter Du- 
ranty Asserts 

NEW YORK,— Walter Duranty, 
for fourteen • years a. foreign cor- 
respondent in Russia, predicts the 
Soviet republic is '.'just beginning 
to exercise its, tremendous ■poten- 
tialities* in his new book, "I iWrite 
aa* I Please," to be published to- 
morrow. " ! 

"According to Soviet law a man 
•comes of age' at 18,. and this is 
the eighteenth year of new; Rus- 
sia's existence." he writes. : 

"The fourteen years" which I have 
seen have been a time of growth 
and construction, a sort of larval 
.period from which the adult "■creat- 
ure is only just emerging. • ■ 

"I*he U. S. 3. R. is now econom- 
ically and financially independent; 
it has the largest' and perhaps the 
.most powerful army in Europe; it 
Jias vast territory and resources, 
which it is learning to develop and 
nse. ..*■'" 

'•In short, the U. S. S. R. has re- 
covered the position lost by the 
caarist empire in 1917 of one of 
the great world powers. This pro- 
gress has been paralleled by a re- 
markable advance of the Soviet 
leaders in knowledge and wisdom; 
am I wron<* in believing that Sta- 
lin is the greatest living states- 
man and that Litvinov is the- ablest 
foreign minister? /' , 

"More important still. Stalin and 
his associaties have/carried with 
them the strongest^ and most in- 
telligent elements, of the Russian 
people, and x havV created ;a na- 
tional unity ^and enthusiasm {which 
the czarist empire never knew." 

-Follow the adventures of -Bobby 
Thatcher end His Friends orery 
week in the Forum. 

Canes: do not 'come borne, 
roost They die of; the pip, , 

V- J "[. 

When , angels visit yon/they do 
■bt tell yon they are angels. 

f W. C. T, %NOTES 


Ray P.Chase 

Ray. P. Chase ;of Anoka has an- 
nounced his candidacy for United 
States senator. . 

Mr. Chase is a former congress- 
man, a former state auditor, and 
in 1930 was the republican candi- 
date for governor against Floyd'B 
Olson. Now he seeks to be the re- 
publican candidate for senator, 
against Olson, who .plans to, be the 
Farmer-Labor candidate. • " / ; 

Cong. Theo. Christianson has 
not yet announced his plans. Sec J 
retary of State Hike Holm Is 
thinking about it. N: J. Holmberg 
intends to enter, Speaker Geo. W. 
Johnson has said! he will, J. R. 
Sweitzer* of SL Paul has talked of 
it, and Chas.-E Elmquist of St. 
Paul is a .possibility. 

Mr. Chase was sharp in his de- 
nnnciation of radicalism in his 
statement announces intent to 
file. He said .the radicalism battl' 
is "inspired and financed from 
Moscow'' he called Olson "an I. W. 
W. governor,", and he called the 
present senator, Elmer A. Benson, 
"an unknown banker." 

Pork Stocks Hit Low Record 

Farm. Bureau Takes A ^ 
Hand in Seed Crisis 


The full resources jof the! Farm 
Bureau were piaced-lat the dispos- 
al of the state. in the impending 
seed, crisis, when ; a meeting held 
•under the auspices' of the State De- 
partment of Agriculture was held 
in the office of Commissioner R. 
A. Trb'vatten on Feb. ,19. i Tlje, 
meeting focusseii' attention on the 
state's serious!' seed, situation. All 
j>ersons conversant with the seed 
.situation are alarmed at the poor 
quality of both corn and .} small 
grain seed supplies and acute dis- 
tress is feared, unless all farmers 
immediately make arrangements 
for their seed supplies.' Those wh 
' fail to test their seed now are apt 
to find weak or worthless stands of 
gram and corn, seed experts of 
the department and of the College, 
of Agriculture] asserted, j 

The meed .for an immediate) sur- 
vey, to determine local shortages 
ofe surplusses of seed supplies was 
shown, andf county surveys^ thru 
County Farm Bureau offices was 
Pledged. Some counties already 
hare performed this service, and 
others will tak;e action immediate- 
ly; it was indicated. } 
■ The state feed testing laboratory 
headed by C. P. Bull,. offers ita ser- 
vices in testing all seed samples 
sutomitted*. ^Samples shoul4 be 
sent in at once, Mr. Buy declared 
4tf avoid tho_ r annual laat-minuta 


Stocks of pork and lard held in 
storage in the United States . on 
February 1 this year were the low 
est on record for that date, say3 
the Livestock Mar.ket Digest Is- 
sued ^>7 the Central ^Co-Operatiye 
Association farmer-owned live- 
stock ' sejling agency at South St. 
Paul. . ; 

Pork held in storage on that 
date totaled slightly less than 436 
milllon^pounds or 34 per cent less 
tharr a year ago, when the total 
was nearly 668 million "pounds. 
Compared with the five-year, aver- 
age for that date at 675 million 
pounds, stocks are now 86 percent 



■Lard stocks also are small, the 
February 1 total being 76 million 
pounds compared with 113 million 
pounds a year^ago and 95 r million 
pounds for^the five-year,- average. 
This was'equivalent to a decrease-, 
of 33^per cent from a year ago and' 
a^loss of 20 per^cent from [thA^aye' 
year average.V ■- • J/ j- 

Stocks of "frozen and oured beef, 
also show a drop from^a year ago 
but a substantial increase over the 
five-year .average/ On February; 1 
this year theptf were 104 i million 
lbs. of -beef/in storage or: 18" per 
cent less/than a year ago' and ^42 
per cent more than, the five-year 


' Stocks of frozen lamb and mut- 
ton axe insignificant when compar- 
ed with other meats. On February 
1 this] year less than .3 million lbs. 
were, held in storage. This was 
26 ,pe£ cent less than a year age 
end 12 per cent less than the five- 
year average. 

Rerrfdval Sale 


Your choice '. -I -V^. ...... 50c 

Your choicer .i. $1.00 

Boys' Coats^rom. .;. . 25c to 50o 

Silks, Rayon, TVjooL and Ladies' 

and Children's Hose .... 10c lb. 
w material for making rugs 

of for other purposes. 
*^3ood lot of men's and boy's 

shoes, repaired up to ¥1.00. 

Blocked arid Cleaned Men's 

Hats at 90c ', ■- \ 

This'is less; than what it costs 

to block and clean' them. 

Come at once; as we have to 

leave our present location with 

in the next ,two (weeks. 

Northern Trading Co. 

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' and His 'Dinner Glub Orchestra . 


Adm; J40e & 25c < 

The Borgen Players 

At the Sons of Norway Hall Again 


A 3- Act Comedy-Drama 

"Ole of the South Seas" 
Wednesday, March 11 

Something Different 4-' Children 10c I ; A-dultB 36c 



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From ithe introduction by Lady 
Henry Somerset, in • "The Beauti- 
ful Life pt Frances B. "Willard': by 
Anna A.' , Gordon, j we quote what 
she sayB' of her when Miss Willard 
came to 'England) In 1892. "She 
was ^.welcomed in; this country as 
I suppose no philanthropist has 
been welcomed in our iime. . The 
vast meeting that was organized to 
greet her at Biter Hall (London) 
was the; most representative that 
has ever : assembled in that histor- 
ic bhilding; and certainly no more 
varied gathering j of philanthro- 
pists could be brought together 
witti one object than met there 
that day. Oh the platform sat 
members of [parliament, dignitar- 
ies of our own church. 'and temp-; 
erance leaders frdm| the Roman 
Catholic Church .leaders of labor 
movement and the Salvation Army, 
and delgations .from the Methodist. 
Baptist : and | Congregational 
Churches and the -Society of Fri- 
ends. The chief Jewish rabbi sent 
a congratulatory letter and signed 
the address of welcome, which was 
also signed by . hundreds of local 
branches of the British Women's 
Temperance Association, i 

"What; went ye! out for to see-?" 
was the question . that one asked 
of one's self as ' that frail form 
stood In^the midst of the vast as- 
sembly. A woman called of God, 
a woman wti D preached Christ in 
politics, Christ in the home; the 
equality of the purity of men and 
women, the! liberation of the ; op- 
pressed the! destruction of legal- 
ised wrong.; the upbuilding of all 
that was great in home govern- 
ment and in the nation. And Bhe 
who had gone forth without mon 
ey and without Influence, but with' 
an untarnished name, a clear brain 
an indomitable will, and a God- 
given inspiration,! had in her twen- 
ty years of work ■ gathered round 
her,, riot the; sympathies of her 
own land only, hut the admiration 
and good .will oz. the whoK. Eng- 
lish T speaking /race : The time she 
spent in England was a triumphal 
procession, and ' greetings awaited 
her In every ' city of importance 
throughout ; the whole of. Great 
Britain and Ireland. The synod 
Hall in Edinburgh, the historic^ 
temperance: town of Preston.'-Imb- 
lin and Glasgow, vast "assemblies 
in the Free. Trade Hall iu -Man- 
chester,', packed audiences in Liv- 
erpool and ; Birmingham — all vied 
to do her honor; .and wherever' she 
went* her v clear, ' incisive thought, 
the pathos arid power of her words 
and perhaps most'of all the sweet, 
gentle woman, won the heart as 
'well .as the. inteltect of all who met 
to greet her and assembled to hear 
her." - 

Among the hundreds of tributes 
paid to Frances Willard -at the 
time of her death, February 17, 
1898, this brief " epitome from 
Rev. ' John Clifford; M. A , I>. D.„ 
President of the -National Council 
■of ; Evangelical Free Churches of 
London Is so clear and so true: 

"'Trances Willard . was -a woman' 
of fine gtfts. She had the insight 
of a seer, the heart of a.philan? 
thropist,; the courage of a crusader, 
the organizing abllity'bf a trained 

engineer, the. enthusiasm of » mla- 
siohary, the, pen oJE a Journalist, 
the tongue, of a skilled orator, and 
the purity of a saint. She' was a 
typical woman worker In the com- 
pleteness ofj her consecration to 
Christ; In h,er piercing Insight in- 
to,- and accurate interpretation of, 
the condition of the people; in the 
fineness of 1 > .her courage and the 
breadth of Wr syippathy; in her 
capacity for leadership, and in the 
wholeTliearted use she made of her 
life for others." - ' r - 

Countless tribute t ' were paid to 
herjriemory from t le humblest W. 
C. T JU. worker to the dignitaries 
of all prganlzat.iona for good, thru- 
out America and all' English speak 
ing peoples as well as from the 
more ithan fifty countries where 
the World Woman's Christian 
Teriiperance Uriion| had been or- 
ganized. Thousands 'of Willard 
Memorial meetings {will be held on 
or neaT. February 17, 1936, to teli 
the beautiful story [of her sacrifici- 
al, life and to carry on the work 
she so ably planned. '-' 

to solve the hitching post problem 
by! tying his nags to the bumper 
of an automobile', but cars wero 
as-" scarce as the proverbial hen's- 
[teeth during the storm. Luverne 
-was only one of the points in the 
state reporting the same situation, 
and in Springfield one farmer brot 
in a team that had never seen the 
sights' of the city before, with the, 
result that he. had considerable' 
difficulty in controlling them. 




Minnesota Briefs 



in Lyon 
erof th 

1 Minnesota.- 
als in Lyoj 

FertiI&-^-Henry. L. Gaylord. vet^ 
eran attorney of Fertile, has five 
•great, great grandchildren, three 
of whom are older than his young- 
est son. Two of the five are girls 
and three are boys and the ages 
range from one to fifteen years.! 
Mr. Gaylord-'s youngest son, Donf 
aid, will be two years old on Feb- 
ruary 28. Mr. Gaylord 1b 78' years 
old, and was 17 years of age when 
he; married. He has had 15 child- 
ren,! 14 of whom are, living. His 
oldest son Is 60 yeara of age. He 
also has eight great grand child- 
ren.: Speaking about records, how 
abotit^this one. If it can be'dupli- 
cated, we'd like to see it! And" Mr. 
Gaylord lives in a town called Fer- 
tile! * • - 

unty board offici- 

mnty take their work 

Work must go on, la 

the weather and blocked 

That's whsi Hal -Benson, 

of ■ the Lyon County 

Board of Commissioners, thinks, 
Benson^ who lives nine miles south 
of- Minnesota, was due to appear 
at a. meeting "of the- board on last 
Tuesday, and started out on foot 
Monday .in | order to be present' at 
the. ; meeting. The road frorn his 
home was entirely, blocked with 
snow, and on leaving it he walked 
four miles through) snow arid bitter 
cold to. a point where he was met 
by his sons with la car. ; A good 
deal of , shoveling | and fighting of 
cold and snpw was necessary, but 
after several hoars they succeed- 
ed in getting the I ear through to 
-Minnesota.) The next day Benson 
continued on his journey to Mar- 
shall, the ^ county seat, reaching 
there in time for the commission- 
ers' 'session, 

get the money back Is putting it 
mildly. As a reward for Kenneth, ~ 
he was taken to) a clothing etor*^' 
and 'fitted out with a complete new 
outfit, (including suit, In addition, . 

to a -cash reward. • \ 

^ -■ ft, . 



i ■ " ■' —= '-'■ 

' IPipestone.— A, new order of the 
Knights and Ladies of. the "Stucfe- 
inrtherSnow-Bank" Club "waa. or- 
ganized in Pipestone, when travel- 
ers of the roan found themselves 
marooned in that village with the " 
snow blocking roads and railroads. 
The/Knight andXadies f the road " 
determined to, make, the best of 
their enforced 1 visit, drew up a 
charter rwhlch was . signed by E6 
people, representing five states and ." 
Canada. - Stock in the new aorporr" ■ 
atlon was issued to* each, dividehds - 
payable to themselves "and ^s- 
terity in grins, smiles, and mem- 
ones at any time upon the fecal-] 
lection of our experiences." E. D 
Starboard of Mankato and H. L. 
EasUand of Gleriwbod were elect- 
ed president and Secretary of the- 
said ' Stuck-in-the-Snowbankere. " 
The date of the charter was givea *" 
as the year of the Great Blizzard, 
the First. 



Sauk Rapids. — In these times- 
most people complain that monej^ 
is hard .to find, tout for Kenneth 
Meyer, 10-year ;old son of Alfred 
Meyer, it seems" to ba comparative- 
ly' easy. Crossing the street ' in 
Sauk Rapids, Kenneth picked up 
what he thought was a roll of 
"stage money" in the snow. Put- 
ting the money- in hia pocket, he 
proceeded to the Edson Grocery 
store, where Mrs. Edson examin- 
ed the roll, found it was real mon? 
ey, and reasoned that it was no 
doubt lost in soma way by the 
bank, as people do not often car- 
ry' (amounting to $500) that much 
on Xheir persons.'' She was 'right: 
; And to say the bank was glad to 



Detroit Lakes — Becomirig : ''intox- 
Icated after they had tossed off two 
bottlea of Bay Hum-arid were well 
on i the way to emptying a -third, a 
trio of transients — James Bonner, 
Dan. Wilbaniks and Joseph Gerhka 
we'rejarrested in Detroit Lakes an<tf 
brought in' municipal court where 
they were admonished and ordered; 
to: leave town. Judge Dennis had) 
the two einpty bottles of face ton-' 
ic' returned to the local store 
where they werelrpurchased with 
.the directibns that no more of. the 
Ioiiori should be sold to -people who 
might seeiri disposed to use it for 
a beyeragel . ■ I , I 



t Luverne.^—Wuxtra! Wuxtra! Jja- 
verne reports a shortage of^hitch- 
ing posts!) It's no ioke,-^ either. 
Farmers unable to drlv© their cars 
because of Impassable . roads re- 
sorted to the old-time bob-sled and 
team' So 'many used this method 
of conveyance, that when they ar- 
rived,,-what few p^osts were left 
jwere' quickly utilized, leaving less 
ifortunate farmers! to lgpk around 
in bewilderment for a place to tie 
'their 'teams. - Even the old-fashion- 
ed livery barn was gone,; and. the 
modern! garages jwere filled with 
cars. ' One [farmer has been known 

Lakefield.— How long) will a man. 
-■keep bis pipe. In the case of most" 
men probably only a year or two; 
with some several years, if It's a 
good pipe. But Henry Rasmnssen 
of Lakefield has a family heirloom 
in the form of a meerschaum pipe. 
18 inches in length' /from ' month- . 
piece of bowl, that has been passed 
down from father to, eldest son bx~ 
.the -family for 225 years at least, 
and posibly longer. Mr. ;Rasmus- 
sen has ' n©' certain knowledge 
which one of hlB several great 
.grandfathers was the original own- 
er of ithe pipe, but he values it 
highly, and expects to -pass It on- 
to his eldest son. , _ 

A Newj Way to Get Results! 

F|or selling. For buying.! For rentipg. For 
swapping: For getting I real lvalue. And 
getting it jFAST! Try it You'll be ready 
to setyourselifup alongside of Columbus! 
But you vybn'^be the first. Hundreds of 
other people in the. city are re'ady to 
backup your explorations!! They, too, 
have! proved to themselves that this plan . 

fprS^quick, dependable action 
works. It's easy! 

. j. 


if you have a, regular account at this 
; I office, or Mail, or Bring t6ttie 
Tri-County Fortun 

.Thief : 'Biiror Kdla,;jllphn^pta 





1 Nothing «1m can aid lh« Nation's butlnets a« much at new construe* 

: tlon— repairing and modernizing, old buildings. " 

': Next' to AgrleuKure, the construction Industry, In normal times. 
is the tamest employer of men. One tenth of all manufacturers are 
engaged In making building materials. One fifth of all freight-cars 
are used In transporting these materials; one eleventh of. all 
wholesalers- are jsngaged In their distribution* 

Now Is the great opportunity for yon to Improve your property .... 
modernize It . . • repair tt, paint It, The work can now be financed 
yrlsely and well. Such property Increases In value, aa a consequence. 

New Spring Paint Shipment Just Arrived 

The pnblic apparently realize that in SUPERMIX they- are 
getting 'an extremely high quality paint at a very reasonable 
cost. ( They seem to. have become more aware of this fact in 
/fills vicinity .than at other points' Oen's Hardware, sold more' 
SUPERMIX paints last year than any one of 500 other, stores . 
' retailing ; these paints, located In Wisconsin, North. Dakota, 
South. Dakota, Minnesota, ■ Iowa and part of. Montana. . f 
Because of the splendid cooperation of TheTOUr Own Hard- 
ware group you are given the opportunity of buying this ex- 
tremely high. quality .paint at a- price you can afford to pay v 
"We believe that there was more SUPERMIX- paint sold inj 
Thief River Falls last, year than any other one brand. There 
must be a reason,""it will pay you- to investigate." 





Low in Price — But Tner^VNo Finer 
Paint for Beauty, Wear and Protection 

If you are planning on a new set of harness this spring it will 
pay you to come in and see oup. display and Investigate our 
prices before you purchase. "We carry extremely high qualit 
y harness at the -most, reason-able of prices. ■*. . 

JI.III:l.lfA'HH:U'.W:IJI l 

Give vi >nr proper tv a NJE\y --DEAL 



Tri-County \ Forum 

A Continuation of the Thief River Falls Fonnn 


Published Bach Thursday by the 


(A Co-operative Institution) 

Citizens State iBank Blag*. 

Thief Wver Falls, Minnesota 

v Otto Behra,; President - -■ 
J .W- Stewart, 1st Vice Pros, J. T. Hoffman 

Nob Fore, 2nd Tlea-Pres. ; Carl B, Anderson" 

Delraer Hallandf Secretary; Arvid Wiekstrom.; 

Carl SwanMlC TfceaBurec Arthur Tanem 


Aalbu '. 

P. H. Nickeson y . . . . 
Hilrer Johnson , 

.....,.*„.' Editor' 

.,j, . . .Business Manager 4 
;.:...; ...r. Society 

Subscription,- $1.50 per year in. the United- States 

Hntered as Second Class matter April 27th, 1932 at' 
i the_ post office at Thief River Palis. Minnesota; 
and re-entered under new title at same office "on 
February 21, 1936, under -Act of Congress of March- 

■-.?. 1897.- . " ' " 


^Korthern Minnesota Leaden: '. . \ 

We have heard a great Ideal about fraction within 
the Farmer-Labor movement the past /few 'months 
through the daily press v We have also heard, from 
the same source, how (state employees'' were running 
the entire show. ■ j j \ / 

! Wo read this so oftehj.tbat we /looked into, the 
matter. And -what did |we find? We 7 found that there 
was as much variance about candidates for state 
office among state employees as there are among the 
rank, and file throughout this section. 

j' We found. that Hjalmer Peterson has just -as 
many state employees j favoring him as Elmer sBen- 
son has. With which no one can find any fault, since 
a man is entitled to his freedom of opinion in spite 
of ; the fact 'that he is working for the state.- 

Among the large majority of the; state employees 
ther© is- resentment againsi a small group and their 
Benseleas activities. But the assertion that state enj"j 
ployees are running the party has failed to stick.' 

(The National Voice) , 

Wine . 

Advertising rate card upon request,- 




Two years ago/the writer In collaboration with 
a group of other^farmer-laborites- from different 
parts of the, state formulated a plank for insertion 
in thejstate''farmerrlabor platform and appeared In 
its behalf before the platform committee. At that" 
time the committee had. worked .all of one nigbXand 
a. day and having already agreed-upon a moneys and 
king plank were reluctant to reopen the^matter.. 
The plank was a proposal for the elimination of 
interest on public debt and; 'when we take into ac- 
count the tremendous load of interest .that,; city, Jfi!" 
lage, school; ^districts, counties, ; and states carry/ we 
believe, that! some reasonable proposal for its elim- 

' ination should be given consideration. When we con-, 
sider that, the city ofy Thief River Falls eventually 
pays $175,000.00 in- interest in its issue of. twenty 
series bonds for paving in the sum of $300,000.00, and 
that the average interest paid out of approximately 
$110,000.00 .yearly levy for county purposes, by Pen- 
nington county is around $43,0uO.0O, the need for re- 
lief is} qqite apparent. These instances are not at 
all ^unusual. The sum paid! in interest by. subdivis- 
ions of government is fantastic. And the taxpayer 

', 'must- foot the bill. Our proposal reads as follows: 
"We demand immediate, legislation making it 
possible for states and other subdivisions of govern- 
ment to issue non-interest bearing bonds to the fed- 
eral treasury in return for treasury notes 
of fuU;-'le£al tender in paymen of all debts, 
public j and private, including' import and ex- 
port duties, at cost of printing and such bookkeeping 
'and recording expenses as may accrue. Such -bonds 
to Sfie^retired in the same manner as are state and 
municipal-bonds now sold by subdivisions of govern - 

1 ment to private investors, thru taxation or other-; 
wise. Such money, upon repayment, shall be with- 
drawn from circulation until and unless, It ; is re-ls- 

■ sued,, similarly guaranteed and secured 'by bonds, of t 
subdivisions of government..! 

/ That to safeguard the government against bonds 
of .'dubious value a federal board, of .investment sim- 

■ ilar to' the Minnesota statsjnvestmerit -board be set 
up to pass upon bonds- offered by municipalities un- 
der such legislation. ~^ 

Nothing in such legislation shall be construed 
to deny municipalities the right to issue bonds and 
sell them as at present on the open" 

We do not claim to be an- authority 'on finance 
and therefore we have' laid this plan before men who 
have made a considerable study of monetary and fin- 
ancial ipr'oblems. They have tried to pick holes in 
: it and the only objection tt ey can find is that thi 
Wall Street 'bankers wouldn' 
before of course. However, 
argument against its adoption In the eyes of the 
' common man. 

The county conventions 
season and the state' fanher- 

*borrowed*|car .' . . high speed. 
That's i he combination that killed ll-year-old 
Hattie.Montiblo. of Oakland, .California, . 

. with her older! sister, waa 'crossing the 
treet They were on their way to call a doctor for 
their sick father, when; a speeding auto crashed into 
them, throwing Hattiei 1101 feet. When the officers 
arrested the driver, 38 years of age, he told them 
that one glass of -wine was all he'd had". 

; One glass of wine! A young man is in -Jail, 
pending charges of drunken, driving, manslaughter 
and auto theft Another "tragedy of repeal.*' 
! And^this is "temperance". 

tyflAT IS iNI^piGfN? 

N v By Maynard C. Krueger 1 

(The first of a series' of eight time- 
ly articles on inflation by a prom- 
inent economist and^trade anion 
leaden) j j N..- 

What fr Inflation .K. - 
Professor of Economics' Universi- 
ty of Chicago; Vice President Amr 
erican Federation of TeachersV 
Member National Executive Com- 
mittee Socialist Party. !- 


,,-" (The Progressive) 

held during the last week of the month. ;We would 
like to see those who believe' in the proposal get be- 
hind "an effort to have it Incorporated in the 1936 
farmer-labor platform. 



are being helti at this 
■ abor convention will be 

Our attention is called to an. instance where a 
co-operative creamery which] had -retrograded chang- 
ed managers and went forward" with a better spirit 
and greater benefits to the {institution. The infer- 
ence drawn -by some people seems to be' that the 
first, manager was to blame,: with some reflection 
. upon his ability as a manager. Such deductions 
may not be entirely fair. [ / , 

There are times when t.ffs or .jealousies among 
patrons or stockholders, or disagreements as to poli- 
cies "among the members of. the/board of; directors 
/will cause a damage to an institution in spite of 

/'■the most sincere and determined efforts ofj the man- 
ager. In Buch cases'it is q We usual for| 
ager. to be the'goat. When the trouble finally comes' 

\ to a head" -there is usually a change of managers. Pa- 
trons, -stockholders, board of directors. and the new 
manager dig 'in their toes/ and by concerted efforts 
the Institution again goes j forward. Not because 
there was a change *bf managers, -but 'because the 
members of the institution realized the need-of co- 
operation and co-operated. Don't he too .^ prone to 
blame everything on the manager.; Most of 'them are 
smeere, hard-|working and honest.; / 

/ j The bankers of in .their privately 
recruitedyHgHantes that are supposed to prevent 
bank robberies and/catch the criminals when such 
robberies do occur/ i i '. i - 

Incidentally we don't recall reading about many 
instances when these widely scattered storm troop- 
ers, with their, banker bought Winchesters, had. very 
materially assisted in bringing roving holdup men 
toijustice^ / ' . >. -' ■ ■ 

". Seems/to us that the late John Dilllnger and 
Baby Face Nelson cruised the highways of Illinois 
with little interference from 'the vigilantes, although 
federal agents sometimes caused- them-trouble. 

We were a bit surprised^ however, to read news 
dispatches from Chicago telling of the arrest of a 
robber gang, that obtained ■ $16,300 'from the St. 
Charles (III.) "National; bank last .month. One of; 
/he men arretted was a member of the hanks-r 'fin- 
anced in St. Charles! 

'No doubt the St;. Charles story will cause the 
bankers and other big business men' In the Sucke; 
state who' have come to put> lot of faith in the 
Vigilantes a bit of 'consternation. They 'may 'sud- 
denly question, the" wisdom of putting high/powered 
firearms in the hands of men who have no legal au- 
thority to use 1 them; \ ,--'■'■ \ \ . \ - 

It will be. interesting, to say the least, to hear 
the explanation of.tho4e who favor the Vigilante 
system of this incident down in St. 'Charles. 


(Minnesota Union Advocate) 



t .' 

"Socialist* Jake*'"-tells us that the republican ex- 
' nectations of getting back into office reminds him of 
.the revenuer- that went searching for moonshine 
etills. It seems that a revenue ageni approached a. 
little Kentucky lad and askek him! If' he. knew of ;any 
stills hemg hidden away -In the hills. When the lad 
replied that he knew of one] the.agewt told him that 
he would pay him five dollars iif/he would lead him- 
to it> !/ '/ \ : ' ' 

The- 'deal was made and ..._ _ __ 

' had gone but a short way whei/.the hoy asked for his 

five dollars^ "You'll get it latter awhile,'' the agent 

said. / This happened several* times until the agent 

... somewhat .piqued said, '.'you'll get it when wo get 

'^-hack, my hoy." 1 "But lnleier,'* the fcoy 'retorted/ 

''^yboVo not coming hackA 

theyrstarted out. They 

Labor has always admired Edward. A, Filene, 
wealthy : Boston merchant, who is devoting h'is re- 
maining years; to a crusade for a better understand- 
ing between capital and Labor. Filene has been 
very outspoken in his criticism of Roosevelt's pro- 
gram of scarcity. He has : declared some ! blunt 
truths to big business for its short-sightedness and 
utter lack of vision. He- has called upon organized 
wealth to share its profits with those who produce, 
but wfth lltHe effect 

Filene's appeals are' like a voice in the wilder- 
ness^ His .business associates regard him as becom- 
ing- somewhat; childish In his .old age. He has no 
standing with : the National Association of Manufac- 
turers and he has lost caste ,with the U .S. Chamber 
of .Commerce. \ Here's why: I j ' , ^ 

Last week Filene spoke I at Madison. He ham- 
mered at the fundamentals of big business and de- 
clared that big business must reform before it is 
top late. j 

" It must be hammered Into tne minds of Amer- 
ican bankers and industrialists -that wages must go 
up before buying power can increase and prosperity 
return," he said. " j i j 

"America must create its own: markets, because 
no new markets will be opened in Europe for the 
next 10 or 15 years. Raising wages in this country 
'ia t tlie best way of creating' our pwii markets. If 
wages were raised, consumers In this country would 
be able to . absorb a productivity double that of the 
1929 peak*. - . ; ; ,| 

"I am a capitalist/ and I believe Iii capitalism, 
but I believe in reformed capitalism, not that of- 
the present day. One hundred years from now, to- 
day's paradox ;df starvation in the midst of plenty 
will be inconceivable." " ■ j ■ ; 

Is it any wonder that big business: regards Fil- 
ene as a sorry old figure land, just the shadow of the 
man he used to be? ' 

There is hardly a country in the 
world that has not gone through 
a period of 1 inflation \ since the 
World War M arid there! has never 
been a war of any size in modern 
times that has not -been accomp- 
anied or ; followed by a consider- 
able amount; of inflation. 

Inflation means ah- increase in 
the price level but hot every in- 
crease in prices is inflationary. In-- 
nation may; be defined as an "in- 
crease in the price level growing 
out of an -increase in expenditures 
more than .proportional to the in- 
crease in goods available for pur- 
chase. ■ . ! 

Deflation Means Decrease 
' Deflation may be similarly defin- 
ed as a decrease in the - gendral 
price level resulting from a de- 
crease in expenditures ;more than 
proportional ■ to the/decrease in 
goods 'avallaWe for purchase; 

In other Mords if spending in- 
creases faster than selling,' then 
prices go^.upi Such an increase in 
the price-' Jevel- is- called : inflation. 

-There is ho difference . between 
inflation and reflation except that 
some people use the word reflation 
to mean bringing "the price level 
hack to where it used In 
this sense, a sufficient ;amo.unt of 
inflation to .bring hack the .price 
level of 1929 might be:, called re- 
flation, while,imore would be jcalled 
inflation | 

What Is'Pricet 
Price is simply the ratio between 
two things. * One is the money that 
is surrendered to the seller, and 
the' other-is the goods obtained bjf. 
the. buyer, if the money is grei 
in proportion! to the goods, wesay 
the price is High. yS 

The price level is an^hicrease of 
an prices, . ; When ^tiie price level 
increases alii prices, do not go up 
'together or iii.the sa'me proportion. 
If the supplyj of a.conunodity can 
be rapidly^increased at a low cost, 
the prJCf of that commodity is not 
likely to rise {very much. -The pric- 
es^ of -commodities the! supply of 
which cannotjbe quickly increased, 
however are! likely to ! rise quite 
rapidly. The change in the price 
level is an average of the. changes 
In all of the indlvidual^prices. 

.Of course most people are not- 
purchasers of everything 'that .has 
a price: A worker does not buy 
railroads or. 'diamond-studded dog 
collars. When we " calculate' the 
average- price 1 ; of those things that 
are purchased, by the ordinary per-' 
son, we call it the cost of living. 
When Prices Rise ■ 
When prices increase,; the value 
of money declines. When prices 
decrease, the! value "of money-in- 
creases. When the prices, of g6ods 
go up to twice what theyVwere, the 
purchasing power of the doljar 
goes down to half, what It was, 

jo down-; to 

rctn a dol- 
ames what 

When prioes go doihi<"ta.'lialf what 
they were, the vilde of the dollar 
goes up: to twice What it was, since 
50 cents will huy as iniich as oodld 
preyionsly ibe Iwugh twith a dbl- 
lar ■ '!. 

. The tTps and" Downs 
"If prices rose to tenftlmes .,.«» 
they were, or 1,000 per cent, ; ihe 
purchasing power of money would 
fall or 10;per centllf 
prices rose to almost! infinite 
heights, the v purchasing- power iot 
money. would sink almost! to noth- 
ing, as it did-in^Germany in. 1923. 
When the American.. price level! in 
1920 rose to 260 percent of what 
it was in 1913, the value of the 
dollar fell to -.40 per cent of what 
it was in 1913. The 1920 dollar 
was worth only 40 cents 'in terms 
6f 1913 money ■ because ! in 1920, 
$250 was required to/ liuy that; 
which could" be bought for one do!-' 
lar in 1913. ; . i 

' . (Next .Week) , ! 


America oil the Briik 

(A review of -Alfred -Bingham's 
book, "Insurgent America* by Bo- 
hert Whitcomo, . author of "Talk 
United States" and former editor 
of Midwest Correspondence.) I 

Every American interested in the 
following questions must read this 
book. '■ >. - |. . 

Has the time come for the Third 
Party attemptedi by Teddy Roose- 
velt and Old Bob LaFolIettfe? 
Would it be a I-abor Party? Or 
CAIN it happen here - a! Fascist 
Party? If not, what is .possible, 
what can we do, what do we want? 

At- long iast,we' have a 1 theorist 
in America who lis also doing his 
level best to see straight and true, 
who is' cool-headed and clear-head-j 
ed in^these frantic times, and who, 
js^not lost in his theories' but jis 
ibecoming well-grounded in practic- 
al politics, in the realistic' and ob- 
jective picture of America so few 
of us 'ideally know! I refer, to "tie- 
editor of Common Sense Magazine, 
and Secretary of the American 
Commonwealth Political Federa- 
tion. I Alfred M. Bingham; " • j 
.. The book Ms. IN'SUIIGBNT' AM- 
$2.50). arid. the framework for tlie 
answers to the a-oove- question's is 
: n this title. The philosopher Joljn 
Dewey Has already said the book is 
genuinely original; and it is. prob- 
able that it -will Tjecome the Amer- 
ican "Coming Struggle, for jPowerf'. 
Morel than that, 'the book closes 
with .; the famous! Common Sense 
Transition Plan for America (tran 
sitioi^^from Capitalism to jthe .Co- 
operative Commonwealth),! Bno - l a 
discussion of America's future, j 

It is strange how. reading this 
book,; you get tbe'.impression that 
it Is exactly what we have all. been 
thinking, and one hut Biiig 
ham has thought to say it With 
deference' to the greatness of Karl 
Marx,; Bingham applies - fresh eyes. 
to the -present day world and gives 
the official Marxians, the Socialists 
arid Communists,, plenty to think 

blinded many' a sincere follower •of 
the; original genius,- .. 

(For instance: Due to technolog- 
ical advance following the capital- 
istic industrial ; revolution, the 
middle classes (Bingham : slgnifi: 
cantly insists upon the plural) are 
increasing: arid also changing- In 
character. The industrial prolet- 
ariat forseen by Marx is on the 
wane in America, : Mr. Milquetoast 
is of riiore 'potentiality thin O'Neil's 
Hairy Ape; Nowhere is there a 
better description of the psycholo- 
gy of the present-day American 
people, and the importance of that 
psychology to' ■politics, than rj in 
Bingham's hook. < 

Having rooted this analysis' firm- 
ly in the American environment, 
■Bingham then analyzes the Eur- 
opean situation, particularly Fa's* 
clsm In Germany and Italy.. Fas- 
cism being a "middle class" and al- 
so a "mass" movement, the signi- 
ficance of: "America's .increasing 
middle classes becomes only too ap 
parent. Fascism.' 'being a. reaction 
to the very deep arid real fear of 
losing little "bourgeois" possess- 
ions, the forestalling of Fascism in 
America lies In showing ^clearly, 
both to the middle and the work- 
ing classes, the road to economic 
security, production for use, "Plen 
ty for All",, etc., without the ne- 
cessity of a Fascist march ori Wa- 

Thus the Transition Plan, and 
the "reason why every American in- 
terested in these questions should 
read this book. . t - 


The tirhe is coming when, coop- 
eration will succeed competition; 
when man will .no longer be pitted 
against man ^n. the degrading; 
struggle for .existence! Then the 
virtues will find expression, and 
man will develop those higher qual 
ities which dignify his "being; he 
will cultivate the good and beauti- 
ful things in life, sing the songs 
of love arid fill the world with joy. 

Minute Semi 


By Dr. Crawford Graxs 

The self-seeking egotist: — 
: Psalm 10*. 

"Highways are always griev- 
ous; thy | judgments are far a- 
bove out of hia sight: as for all 
his enemies, he puffeth at 

"He hath "said, in his heart, I 
shall not be moved: for I "shall 
never he Jn adversity. - 

"His mouth, is full of cursing 
and deceit and fraud: under his 
tongue is riiischief and vanity 

*'He sitteth m the lurking 
places of. the villages: in* the 
secret p/aces doth; he murder 
the innocent: his *yes" are priv- 
ily set^against'the poor. . 

"He lieth in wait secretly as 
a lion -In' his den: he lieth U 
.wait to catch the poor: he doth 
catch the Poor.' when he draw- 
eth him into his pet. 

"He croucheth.and humbletK 
himself, that the .poor may fall 
by his suaveness and power. 

" He hath. said in his heart, 
God hath forgotten: -he-hideth 
his face; he. will never see it " 

The flower of lore will blossom Inj 
his heart and hjj.will 'Ojuihi his 
house by the l side of the road and 
be a frierid of man."— Eugene T. 
Debs. -' ■ ■ .... 


"Find out where ' the money is " 
arid get there as quickly as you 
can, and when you get there get 
all you can get there;; 'and then get 
out of there with all "you can get 
out of those that are there, before' 
those that are there. get out of ybit 
all that you got there, after y»* - 
got there."— Author Unknown. 

The Washington Commentator 

By E. C. Stengelsbn 

For the 

recently ended year 1935 

cause it takes two dollars tn buy about. The formal dogmatism 
what one dollar previously bought. I sometimes called j Marxism , has 


Under- a St. Paul date line of Feb. t, the Fergus 
Falls Daily Journal- contained a political suceup of 
the Ninth District, in which itlwas stated that fdrmer 
state senator Ole O. Sageng! of Dalton will likely 
be a candidate for the Republican nomination for 
congress at the spring primaries^ Senator Sletvold 
of Detroit Lakes was alio mentioned .'in this connec- 
tion. ■ ■ ■ ■ = j. ;,; i- 

This writer also meritioned Martin O. Brandon 
as the probable democratic nominee. . J 

Claiming that Congressman Buckler has! lost 
some of the Farmer-Labor vote in the southern part 
of the district, j this writer brings forth the name of 
Leonard Erieksori as a possible nominee in; bis 
place. ■ j " | ; 

Just where Congressman Buckler has iost any 
of hia following in this section 'of the Ninth District 
this newspaper! is unable; to see. W© have watched 
his record quite consistently and in our, opinion Mr. 
Buckler has worked harff and conaisteritly for'; such 
measures as might be of benefit! to his disUV;ti pure- 
ly an agricultural section. He has stood squhrely 
with the a d minis tratiori. j on jmeaaures [designed to 
and the farmer; has supported drouth and unemploy- 
ment relief; Old Age Perisiori but. and the payment 

of the ffoldlera' Bonus at this 1 time 
title i him to expect arid fito receive 
votefchan that accorded him inj 1934 

As we riew it Congressn^ Buckler will bo ro- 

all of which-, en- 
a much heavier 

nominated and 

re-elected,— Oeer Cntk lfcrror. 

Foreword [ 

, The emblem used >by the Ameri- 
can Liberty League is t^ie Liberty 
bell, which is cracked. . 

; i . |— G— . : ' -^ 

Passion vs. Reason >-^ 

One favorite 'bludgeon used a- 
gainst radicals is,,- that, they are 
for VIOLENT! methods of reform; 
and. the old sages sadly shake 
their heads" arid remark .philosoph- 
ically: "Violent ? passions "have vi- 
olent ends." j j • 

This is true enough, as far as 
it goes. He vrho lives -by the 
sword shall die by the sword. You 
can't get something far nothing. 
The cure .for war is not to prepare 
for more war!. The cure. for the 
class struggle Is not j to try to 
make ihe^two; classes \ live togeth- 
er who are natural enemies, but to 
cure the thing that MAKES class- 
es—the profit system; JThe - only 
cure for the profit system f is one 
that will not be submittei 
fully by those who belleve^in it 
There is no temporizing withTthe^ 
north wind. You. can't reason wltlr 1 
a forest fire You can't: tell a flood 
to quit, " | ."."- 

Etyery reasonable man agrees 
that the proSf system- Is respon- 
sible for all that ails us economic-, 
ally. Every openrritlnded; menl can 
SEE that most acts of yiolehcg are 
perpetrated by the guardians of 
property 'rights, and that the] rad- 
icals, by merely deinanding] the 
simplest of their constitutional 
rights,. trespass on the . sacred 
ground of property.. \ \ [ 

There are NOT two truths:! eith- 
er you are fpr human rights or you 
are for property, rights. Reason 
arid passion cannot fee divided in- 
separably; when a man fights for 
his life he is right, no [matter how 
unreasonable bis acts may appear 
to cool-headedi college professors. 

If .violent passions have violent 
ends, than, bnelcanpredlct the nas- 
ty downfall of jmany a! modern fin- 
ancial dynasty. The only war to 
end war will joe ■ fought at home, 
when the .goveriurient will fall in- 
to the hands [ot the' people, who 
have left its manipulation to. ag- 
enU of the upper; class; .If there 
is a small amount; of violence coir; 
nected with \ such ;an episode,: thcOc . 
of how much, violence jwas obviat- 
ed' if capitaliani %«t- *oen allowed 
on, weeding out Us 

By Ben C. Hagglund \^-~ 

horrible last years In- the 
jacket of fascism! i • ' - 

The reasonable course* is 
ercise violence at" the right 

to ex- 

Do Yon Believe In Democracy? 

If you are a student of present 
day affairs, it would be bell to giye 
yourself an examination at period- 
ic intervals. I 
i Soriie questions like the follow 
ing would be to the point: I 

Dol believe In , democracy? 

■Do I have faith in the ni'asses'to 
work out their own salvation? ] 

Or should the masses have lead; 
era to do their thinking for] therc{7 

P6 I think that the majority Is 
always worng as a great cynic said 
once? , i' i 

One of the most insidious: pieces 
of propaganda put out in late years 
is the one about the death) of de- 
mocracy and the democratic spirit 
in the United -States; True, [we en- 
joyed: more actual democracy in 
the past than, we do now; but still 
we are the most democratic! people 
4n the world. Even if democracy! 
hasfailed to work, Is it because It 
is faulty in itself, or is ic that its 
aims haye^been twisted by politics^ 
and that thVpeople 'have not beeh 
properly inforj&edj If you ihint 
democracy la a lousy-system,'. com- 
pare it with any pthe^^syBtem-- 
and you will; agree 1 with inae. f 
think, that U ie the (best we hfevS 
evolved so far. i. I " | 

It is inevitabre, of course, that 
certain- people see things clearer; 
than the majority. Under the prd- 
flt system .such people almost in-j 
variably turn lout to be bigj profit!-! 
grabbers- ^rid benefit themselves' 
'only slightly compared with the* 
great harm' theyt do to othetB, As: 
they, ascend,- they trample ] bthera f 
down,', down into the mire J : \\ 
\ If the maiofity have always! beent 
.wrong on every great question, tt' 
is because of ' their .Ignorance,, not; 
ori account of their innate wrong- ' 
ness. * The only cure for Ignoranct , 
one wise old'codger said once, is' 
knowledge. It, is iprepoatoroua tol 
thinkthat, properly educated, , a ; 
people could continue to be I wrong! 
on evei^ questibri. -That iaiequiv^ 
aient : to ; saying that knowledge isj 
useless, and" that . wo were better; 
grmwing TJonMin, da. — U 

After i .rjevlewlng .- himself thus,- tiii i! 
swderitlc^eoonornlcs will; see tha -• 
deroocracy U not so tad, after alt 

Washington's .casualty .list shows 
a total of 113 killed in traffic mis- 
haps. This -figure docs not, how- 
ever, by anj^ means complete the 
picture. (There would also have 
to be "added the number of maimed 
and crippled £nd the value in dol- 
lars and cents of : property damag- 
ed or destroyed. 

I *- * * * 

And everybody has a different 
explanation 1 -of this- tragic condir 
tlon . which" prevails not only here- 
in Washington, but all over the' 
country, j ' y\ 

A large section ; of - the^public 
is incllnedj to believe thaftbe speed 
mania is responsible: This, how- 
ever, the [automobile manufactur- 
ers vigorously- deny^. They pre- 
sent .graphs and statistics which, 
seenv to prove their point, j 

And the liquor interests pooh- 
pooh the idea that there Is a def- 
inite correlation between the ris- 
ing curve |o'f automobile accidents 
and the increased .|use, under re- 
peal of alcoholic leverages, i Un- 
doubtedly (they, . too,; -can show 
graphs and statistics in support of 
their stand.; 

But statistics, it is coming torbe 
realized, can- be made to prove 
most anything. This coluntn is 
reminded of the well known Mil- 
waukee brewer who, during the 
war, reriionstrated .vigorously 
against the /Food Administrator's 
threat to jforbid the- manufacture 
of beer. f 

The Administrator had indicat- 
ed that as [a war measure, he pro- 
posed stopping the manufacture of 
beer. The considerable amount of 
grairisjihU3 used, he said, were 
rieededfpr other arid more Import- 
ant purposes. v . 

The brewer hurried to .Washing- 
ton "Tutlj tut!" said he.. '"Don't 
you know that there is really very- 
little grainj..used in making beer!" 

He proceeded at once to show, 
by -adequate! statistics, that it waa 
-indeed precisely as he had claim-; 
ed. . . The jb'reweries used so little 
grain that | it was, inj truth, noth- 
ing to r make a fuss about. 

The Administrator was impress- 
ed. The data presented by ' the 
brewer convinced him.i Admitted- 
ly Tf It was thus matters stood, 
he ,the Administrator, had been ov- 
er-hasty. ['We'll say. no more 
about it!" [he said hurriedly— ^r 
something to that effect.- . - 

Whereupon the orewer returned 

to Milwaukee, happy to be able to 

resume the) interrupted task of 

stirring the simmering brew pots. 

. I * » - * » - 

But Prohibition came. The 
brewer was compelled, then,' to 
turn his hjmd to something else. 
He. elected [to manufacture cheese. 
' Now^.cheese-making, as every- 
one taiowsJsa highly prosaic call- 
ing:.. In fac^iBoJhumdrum and mo- 
notonous Is it, ffiat-4t almost. bor- 

cheese is 

the melaril 
. well, a 

cheese,, nothing morel nothing less 
It promises! neither adventure nor 
romance ,and is utterly lacking In 
sex appeal. [ 

With beer, however it is • quite 
another story. Every ladlefnl of 
brew contains possibilities untold. 
In its inviting foam, lurk alluring 
pictures of 'gemeuthlchheif. From 
out; of its whispered bubbling come 
vague echo js of rousing 'gesund- 
heita' and cheery -*prosits\. ; ■ , 
ex-brewer, while duti- 
Uve "to his cheeses. 


Arid the 

fully attenl _ _, 

could not forget the old days. Nory 
incidentally 1 , -™« - — - -^ T 
serve, that 

could he fail to ob- 
hls bank account had, 
m happier imes, showed Bturdr 
arid robust srowth; w^ereae it was 
and afliag..-:.-.-. 

Farmers' Union 
Washington LJetter 

The Jten Bill ^ftich tates'the 
Place of tfce .outlawed TripSe A i 
now la^/ This tegialaticn is ,,„. 
ed on the consei^tion of he solI v 
and the elimination of erosion 
fanners will-be paid for taiine 
land out of production hy j lantuw 
Sjass. etc. to preTent eroi ion by 
wind or otherwise. Oms^ontrollns • 
production of commodities! which 
are grown in surplns* quintities. 
inis law in conjunction with rural 
rehabilitation enables the federal 
GoTernment to acquire land by pa- 
chase or rental and return , ameto 
range or plant to grass the&y <H- 
inunttng erosion and preierrlng 
their fertility for future use 
j It will be the duty of fs rm or- 
|ganlzations together with She De- 
partment of Agriculture t.i work 
out programs 'under this lair The 
benefits derived by farme 3 will 
depend on the miUtancji of t lese < 
ganizatlons. ' 

\ The Farmers Union Legslatire 
committee have gathered c insider 
able information and will do their 
Jest to get all they? can .out of this 
legislation for the farmer* .back 
home. . , .. n 

^ The discussion on this bill in 
.Congress was not what kin! of a 
law would do the best' Job >f gtr-' 
ing termers equality with ot tier in- 
•dmtry, but rather, die to the Su- 
preme Court decision, whaB km* 
of law could ie .enacted irhlch 
would cope within „the soioe ot 
the Constitution in Hght o| this 
jweepingrdeciaion, read Snator 
Jforrls' speech on this quesl ion in 
the 1 Congressional Record o' Ifeh- 
rnary thlrteenttu 
This Committee attempted to a- 
J ^^ BUI so as to proyi de for 
ration of 'bnttei and 
cheese prices loy placing the i 
aetlnB; ofthese.commoditiea in t2ie 
hands of cooperatiTes. and -a ntem- 
plaUng the elimination of co lstant 
fluctuatlcms betaking the s u-plns 
off the market daring the heary 
Broducinj; months and feeding it . 
back during, periods of defl lienor 
and turning balances, whlc i can 
not ,t» absorbed this way, oVer to 
the Surplus Commodity Co rpora- 
toon to export or gire to "rel et ag- 
enciea the needy. 
This program would permit i ot on." 
ly purchasing, but dealing 1 1, and 
selling butter and cheese. Thick 
can; not -be 'done vhder ttu» 1 

In season and. out* of season, ke 
'labored faithfully in .the cause »C 
repeal. It was\ particularly from, 
the economic angle that he attack- 
ed the subject. ... 

"The;- enormous amount of grain 
that would be . consumed; by - the 
heer -industry if Prohibition \wero 
repealed," said he. f|would imnjedii 
ately solve the farmer's problems. 
That d>ne,; everything else wouli' 

/Sea . . according to the^bfew- 
er. if 'the manufacture tof Mer weh 
resumed, the depression - would 
soon be over the old . ho mestead 
saved, the vinain laid by 1 Is heels 
and the faithful lovers Reunited, 
to live Happily ever after. 
'. He proved, of course, by ade- 
quate statistics, that sll this 
would come to pass,' (exact y as he 
had promised. So, alrea< y Wob^ 
Ming under the impact <f other 
equally authentic and equa ly con- 
vincing arguments, w e ea- ed in 
The Prohibition Act Was r ipealed- 

Yes . we have slid, one 

fS!. J !r >Te mo8t nnythina: iyi»t». 
tumcsl- r 



1. ■ 



Ciryjgia Community Ityews 

Mrs. J. W. [btbwart. Correspondent - 

vl Mr; :and - Mrs. ! Ralph -Bash land! 
Raymond Thdmpsori of Moose Riv- 
er autoed to' Warroad on Sunday 
returning Monday. j On their re- 
r6irn ta»ey were accompanied toy 
iQ&t ^daughter Mrs. Bernle - Meek 
arid little son Harland, who will 
Tisit At the Bush home. . 
".i ".County commissioner O. J. John 
pim spent Beyera! days this week 
attending toj business ^ matters in 
"Warren: ■ He, was accompanied by 
Kelvin Sorenson and Mrs H. A. 
Bush, the latter visiting with her 
son, Gordon.! 

All those who have not yet call- 
ed for their J Community hospital 
checks are requested by- H. A. 
Bosh, to do so at once. | 

Geo. Getchell and Gene South 
spent' several days ; last week at 
<2ass Lake. ' ■ . j 

Jack Sorenson left last week for 
Grand tf'orks (where he will be/env 
jrtoyed.- .1 ]/ 

Mrs. Olga Peterson snd sons of 
Goodridge visited over the/week-. 
end at the H. T.. O. J. and* Clar- 
ence Peterson homes. ■ / - j 

Mrs .E O. Berg was/ guest of 
honor at a party at *er home 'on 
Thursday^ evening of /last week, 
given by the members of the 
Neighborly circle."/ Progressive 



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whist formed the evenings diver-' 
sioq, followed by a delicious luncji 
brought by the. self-invited guests. 
Mrs. Berg was presented .with a 
gift from the Circle. ■ } 

R. P. Sandberg and wife and 
Gertrude Engelbert visited rela- 
tives in Thief River Falls m\ Mon- 
day., j ..j 

GustTAustad was recently -. ap- 
pointed village pplice and rrianag: 
er of the municipal light planfi to 
replace Ted Dalen. j ■ v 

. Manford Stennes; was a Sunday 
dinner guest at the Irving Ander 7 
son home. . ■!'. 

■ Earl and Vernon Giltvedt of 
Moose River were, Monday callers 
in Warroad. .■ 

Visitors at the Andrew Morken 
home on Sunday -were the Clifford 
Lunde family and Mr. and Mrs. B. 
H Fonnest and Mae. 1 - i 

Gordon Engelbert, Arthur Sand-' 
land and Margaret ; Miller -of Thief 
River Falls were week end" visitors 
at their. homes here.; | 

Misses Anna and Bertha Hohle, 
and Gordon Bredeson of Thief Riy 
er Fails were Sunday visitors at 
the Otto Hohle home. / j 

Mrs. Chas. Ifnutson received 
news on Monday of last -wee,k of 
the sudden death of a brother at 
Albert Lea. Due to uncertain;/ 
roads and stormy weather! Mrs. 
Kntitson was unable " to/ attend 
the funeral. ' */ '■ /■' \ 

• Friends will be interested" in 
knowing of the marriage oh Mon- 
day, Feb. 24th, of Gilmer Anderson 
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. : Ander- 
son of Moose River' to Frances 
Skime of Skime. /The marriage 
took place at Wanriaska. Mr and. 
Mrs. Anderson will make their 
home with the /groom's parents. 
On Saturday, Mar. 14th, a wedding 
dance will be given at the 'Wcbd- 
man hall in Grygla to which' the 
public is invited. . ■ / \ 

Quite a large delegation pf'Gry- 

.ites attended the Land Q' Lakes 
'ention in Thief River Falls oh 
Wednesday'. / j 

The\Henry Grondafal and Henry 
Giltve.dt\ families were .. Sunday 
'dinner' guests at .the . Art Gash 


^etersorH^OnrlTean '-'/ 
A marriage " of much interest to 
the community/ occurred last Mon- 
day /.morning Zt'iOTb'clook at East 
Grand Forks; when Misa. 'Stella 
Peterson, daughter] of aft and 
Mrs .Ed. /Peterson becaniey the 
bride of Mr Edward Carivea\ of 
East Grand Forksi Rev. Klen! 
hammed officiated.. [The -cou; 
were attended' by ; Miss . Marjorfl. 
fariveau, the groom's sister, arid"! 
■Mrs/Agnes Hoffstad, sister: of the. 
•bride, and Earl .Cariveau and Walt 
er Cariveau, brother and ■ cousin 
respectively of the groom. Tiie 
bride wore a white satin gown arid 
carried a bouquet of pink ; carn^. 
tions. After the ; ceremony, the 1 

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Also Chevrolet Agency / | ; 

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couple motored here and were the 
honor guests at -» : wedding' dinner; 
siveh ! at the : home of the bride's 
parents. ■ '' That- sanie. ^evening i'a> 
weddmg^dance was, given ; at the 
Eagle's. Hall ai East Grand Forks: 
/■Mr. and Mrs; Cariveau will make 
their home ai Grand. Forks, where 
thej groom is employed. - j . 

The bride is well/ known <hert, 
having grown to /.womanhood ' in 
this community aiid is a graduate* 
of the local, high /school. . / 

Miss Ru^th'-Bakke . , local third 
and fourth grade teacher left Fri- 
day afternoon ior Mentor to spend 
the' week end yisitifig at the .home' 
of her sister; i ; • /' ./'. 

Lester Olson, local Land/ O' 
Lakes creamery manager, attend- 
ed the annual meting of buttermak 
ers and .directors for district No. 
14 pnd 17 on Tuesday. '/ '• 

H is/reported that-Sig Vik is 
buying the farm now/occupied by 
Jake/Bohlem In Rocksbury j town- 
ship/north of town'/' 

k' few friends -gathered at the 
home of Mrs.jA. A. Odegaard oh" 
Monday, and Jielped here ■ celebrate 
her ■ birthday; Those present "Were 
Rev. and Mrs., M. Li. Dahle, Mrs. 
Richard / Uirson, Mrs.. S. M. Olness, 
and Mrs', Knute Kolstad. 

Norman Olson motored here on 
Tuesday from j Leonard and visit- 
ed-at the home of his parents. He 
also, attehded the district -meeting 
of the Land O*; Lakes creameries 

Miss Olson, local fifth and sixth 
grade teacher, ;ieft Friday eVening 
for-Bagley to spend the week end 
visiting at. the home of , her par- 
ents/ - i 

Mrs. S. * M. Olnes's and ; Knute 
-Kolstad are the persons chosen on 
the winter term of district court 
from this village. 

Regular weekly meeting of the 
Adult 'Education class was held on 
Tuesday evening at ' the school 
house. I ' 

'- The members of the Birthday 
club gave a party, in honor of Mrs. 
N. E. Beebe at her home Thurs- 
day. .'A social afternoon of con- 
tests were' enjoyed. A purse of 
money was given Mrs. 'Beebe,- 
Lunch was served at the close of 
the^afternopn"; -;.' ■ . 
j Miss' ; Bernica Anderson, - local 
high school teacher,' ■ left Friday 
for, Stephen to spend the week end 
at the home of -"-her .parents. 

A few friends /ivere entertained 
at, the home ofiAgnes^King, Friday 
afternoon.. Those: present were: 
Mrs.1 Sever Skaftum, j ' Mrs/-. Joe 
King, MrsJuKnute/ Kolstad 1 and 
Mrs.. Fred [pqbsinl.! ; 

Mr. and. Mrs. Emil Just were 
dinner guests Monday at the Sever 
Skattum home. , L- : 

Mrs. Knute Kolstad entertained 
a few friends at her home Satun 
day afternoon.! ;Those- 'present 
were Miss Agnes King. Mrs. Fred 
Dabsin, ;Mrs. Oscar Hnuge and 
daughter Rozella, and Miss Jewel 
Klevstad.- • ■' | . 

BusineSFmenB' Club .held 
regular birmonthly meeting 
evening at the club rooms, 
the business meeting' a'so- 
cial\hoiir was held. .Lunch, was 
serve*! by several of the members. 

TheN?asket bali team, accompan- 
ied byNjiupt Graham, motored* to. 
Warren Vrid&t ?hd attended the, 
district Nbasketball - fburnameht 
held there. 

he developing "buds 
m'afce-,*,' ■:■{/■ " -■. !'■' 

| u: W|n.^McCrady -ia substituting 
far}Mrl ( Grlmsrud antii! a' regular-. 
Jsn^th-Hughes man; can,'be secur- 
lea.';" 1 , -,-h , ;■; '/ .';'■-. 

Mr,4Ripple attended fc committee 
meeting at Crookston laat Monday 
[/*?^>r. the first time.ih three years 
the Brooks school^ bus . missed a 
trip because of drifted roads.- 
j Last Saturday night 'the local 
quint carried off ' the District 
[Class Atj Basketball Championship 
jhy virtue ;of. a 29 to 16 win over 
-Fisher in the. finals of the jtourna- 
|meht at K Warren. A> handsome 
jtrophy wafif awarded them.. On 
the previous night "they defeated 
iOslo by ia 40 to '19 score to gain 
[entry to the finals. . |„ ' 


• " ■ - ' - . • -j — ; « 

Mrs. . Erick Johnson was pleas- 
antly surprised at a parcel • shower 
held at h^r home on -Saturday af- 
ternoon, iFeb. 29th. The honor 
jguest received many lovely gifts. 
jLunch was served by the self-invit- 
jed guests. 1 Participating in the af- 
jfair were: Mesdames 'Erick John- 
ison, honor .guest, Ole Loiland of 
[Oklee, Thora Brovold, John Nor- 
itaerg and AlberJ; Arveson of Wan- 
[ke, Khut Qualley of Deer Park 
township; .Sophie Bjerklie,- John 
!Arhtsoh,;Bj. Bjornaraa, Thore Sko- 
imedal. H-. J "T. Hanson, ArneiJoseph- 
•spn, Olof Nelson Richard V. Watts 
;ahd .TiA; Task, and Misses Agnes 
Jand Gina Bjerklie, Gertrude and 
iLuella Hanson, Thora Osehg,' Chris 
■tine -Nelson. .Carla Loiland, Aman- 
da Jenson, Thora, Uorghild and Sol 
vieg Bjornaraa, Esther,. Brovold. 
Doris Watts. : Olga Waale.^Berniece 
Qualify and Marie Sordahl. ""' ^ % 
■ Mrs. Ole Loiland and daughter 
Carla Marlene of Oklee are visit- 
ing with the former's parents-Mr. 
and Mrs; Gunder Sbrdahl :Sr. 

The Hickory town"board met at 
the home o^J^the town clerk, Bj. 
Bjornara,a,''on Saturday. 

Mr. 'and Mrs. Arne Jos?phson vis 
ited at the Walter Johnson home 
near- Wanke, on Friday. 
..The Nazareth Ladles Aid will 
meet at i the Olof -Nelson home on 
Wednesday, March 11th. ';■'. 

Johnson > 


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I, Gilbertj -;Nel- 
the. Carsteh Sagstun 


Kenneth Qwan 
[son visited at 
home Suriday. 
}; MIbb Adeline Daii- of Thief Riv- 
'er Falls spent the week end at tha 
Gilbert Sanoden hone. ' ' 
• Mr. and Mrs. CarJiT Sorenson and 
family, Mr." and Mrs,. Stanley Sor- - 
enson and sop'; Mr. and Mrs. R. C; 
Daily, and son, Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
Moen and family, Mr; and Mrs Ol- 
•af Tpjlefsrud!, Mr. and Mrs. Albert 
iQfferjiahle, and Harold Nohre were 
ienter^ained at a whist party'Sat- 
nrday^eveninW at the Henry Nohre 
hpme,[ ':■'-; 

! Rubin Carlson spent the week 
end with his Jparente ,Mr.- and Mrs 
A. L. Carlson. He returned Sun- 
day to Northfleld where he attends 
Stl Olaf college. . ;' 

Mr. and. Mrs. Iverj Ostby and Cam 
ily visited friends at Newfolden on' 
Sunday. | .-.*,- : 

f Mr ' and Mrs. 'Jesse Sortim and 
family and [Mrs. John Haggluhd 
visited at the Arnold: Hagen home 
in Thyjf River Falls,. Sunday. 
! Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wegge arid 
Roy Hagberg visited at the CarJ-. 
son home in I Crookston Sunday. ! 

Pupils of the third, fourth, arid 
fifth grades | gave, Lillian Freder- 
ickson a farewell party on Friday 
afternoon. "Games were played af- 
ter which . aij delicious lunch was ; 
served. _ Lllham was presented a 
small 1 gift in remembrance of her 

The Girl Reserve Club held" their 
meeting Wednesday afternoon. The 
scrap-books were finished and it 
was decided [that we should begin 
to sew our uniforms. 

^Albert Manderud Is employed at 
the^Pete! Gustavson forstead in 
Deer Park. . - . j 

Mrs. Knute Danlelson is back 
home after having been a "patient 
;at a Thief River Falls hospital 
for two weeks suffering from 



onday ; i 

Prices Slashed on 

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Lars Haga was\a business visit- 
or < in -MinneapolisMast week. He 
returned home Thutaday evening. 
- Clarence Eliingson\is a \ patient 
at.a hospital in Thief ^River FallB; 
XMiss Nora Craft is now employ- 
ed "at^Halma, Minn 

Mr/and Mrs. J. . W. Pahiten were 
visitors in. Warren, Saturd; 
ening. -'\ x ■• 

After having been closed duWng 
the past week- due! to the ilmessxjf 
the teacher. Miss Eleanor Sher: 
school in Dlst. 234, reopened 
Monday.' . . '_ " •. 

Mr. ..and Mrs. '.Chas. / Richards 

left Friday for a: few days^riBit 

at Alexandria, Minn. / " X/ 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thlbert' 

spent Sunday .at. the / Harvey Page 

home in Brooks. •,'■■' 

/'Mr. arid Mrs . Tng Storvick of 

y Red Lake Falls, /visited 1 at the 

Severln Hanson -home, Sunday. ; 

About fifty basketball fans ac-| 

companied'the'home team to War-, 

ren Saturday' evening to attend 

the tournament. \ - ! 


Miss Buse who substituted for 

Miss Maki, returned to Red Lake 

Falls, Friday. 

Miss/Koed'sCTohi Thumb Theat; 
er is still In evidence, but has to 
date /put out no advertising^ We 
are /looking forward to its official 
opening, . . \- \ \ 

, The colorful headgear of ^fie 
Harmonica Band is «ure to creatfe^ 
a.favoraible impression of the 'band 
when it appears in ipublic. .The 
caps also represent a real achieve- 
ment of the individual members, 
■because each one had tj> earn It 
In spite of / vacations and ne- 
glect a Martha Washington geran- 
ium is In full bloom in the inter- 
mediate grade, room. ■. \\ 
. -^he'cactuaplarit of Miss Koed^s 
room has been moved to the top 
shelf of /the library. Here condi- 
tions' approximate, those of the- de- 
sert and it ia astounding how rap- 


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"MV.°and Mrs. Olaf Ness and fam- 
ily spent last Sunday visiting -with 
friends, arid ': relatives in Green- 
bush:r' ,-j. ■. - ' ■ 

- c Orlene" Hagglund let t'for Duluth, 
Minnesota, Thursday evening. -She stay there for" --a few 
months. 1^» 

Pearl Lambert returned home 
after havirig : an- operation for ap- 
pendicitis at Roseau. . 

Mrs; H. O. : Hanson, Ethel Vatten- 
dahle, Greta; Frederick'son, Ottie- 
Nyberg, | Bettie Hamlin Clifford 
Johnson*- (Bill Daris, Harold Nohre 
visited at the Harold Nohre home 
Sunday. | . ■:. • ''-.' 

Victor Johnson .left Sunday for 
Orleans^ N. Dak. 

Mr,. and. Mrs. F. K. Frederickson 
andjfamily who haVe been, making 
their home in Holt for the last five 
years, nioved to ..Viking on Satur- 
day. -,j . ..':.-. 

Miss .Caroline Aspelin visited at 
the ;Rollkridj home in Thief River 
Falls arid* also with her mother, 
who, is in a! hospital there, on Sun- 
day.. • j [ 

*. Ruth lEngebretson and Eleanor 
Peterson spent the week endvisit- 
in'gifrierids and relatives in Thief 
River Falls. 

^Irs. Christ Kiei-hr and Jacquel- 
ine, Oscar Rierrsgaard arid Gunda 
Engen of Thief River Falls, visit- 
ed at the Olaf Halvorson home on 
Sunday j ■ ■ 

Raymond Sagstun, James Guse, 
Mrs. Carl Johnson and children, 



Robert '. Shuiestat 
week at the 

Mrs. L. B 

visited last 
Ole Watne home, near 

merud near 

Johnson spent a few 
days last week with relatives in 
Thief River Falls.] - 

jMrsrGl A Iverson is lxelping to 
caref- for ■ her brottier-|livin Bom- 



yerely kicked by aj'hbrse^ At last 
reports he Is improving.,- : V 

-Mrs. Heniy Sunsdahl ! and ' fam 
ily are enjoying a visit" of «ie 
former's sisters, the Misses Hattie 
and Rose Bjornaraa of Kloten. N 
Dak. - I ■ 


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■■MfsJ .-Caroline 'joiisbiS^ 'rVturned: 
borne Monday* from St Ausgar; la ', 
where^she has* b^eri visiting -rela- 
tives and friends 1 'the- -past- 'two 
inoriths. ' -- . ':. ,-. '^ .--.'-' 

'Mr. and Mrs. Carl/ Gulrud. oif 
Thief River "Falls, were guests on 
Sunday at' the T. A.- Beulke home: 
-; Mrs. E K._.Rome leffon Satur- 
day ; evening/for' Thief River Falls 
where she will serve on the 'Jury 
thUjWeek. .. 

Rev. and Mrs. Alfred E. Mock of 
Rapidan are' the proud parents or 
a baby girl, born Feb. 27th. 

Mrs. T. A. Beulke and daughter 
TJieodoraileft.for Frazee, on Sat- 
urday to (visit Mrs. Beulke's par- 
ents, Mr./aVid Mrs. Fred Stucke. 

Osmoncl Urdahl returned to Thief- 
River Falls on Sunday where he 
is receiving medical attention 

Mrs. Tom Belland- entertained a 
few friends on Thursday. The 
guests included Mrs. J. A. Sund- 
quist, Mrs. J. A. McEnelly, Mrs. 
Carl Lindstrom.-Mrs.- Guy McEnel- 
ly, and Miss Jennie Disrud. 

A Home Talent play will be giv- 
en Friday March 13th, at the 
school house auditorium. This is 
for the benefit of the athletic fund. 
The play is being coached by Mrs. 
Floyd Olsoq. and Mrs "A. B. Jos- 
ephson. The cast is as follows: 
"LOOK OUT LIZZZIE". /Silas. Guy 
McEnally; Sarah, Mrs. Henry Iv- 
erson; Hazel, Miss' Emrna .Swan- 
sonj'MInnie, Mrs. Ed Barstad; Da- 
vid Hirikle,- Prof. T. . A," Disrud: 
Richard Biltmore, Floyd Olson; 
Hankj Clarence Noer; Lizzie. Mrs. 
Elmer -Peterson. Musical numbers 
between acts. 


The basketball boys took part in 
the basketball tournament d*f the 
Class A high schools of Disfc. 31 
last Friday. and Saturday in War- 
ren. The boys played the first 
game in the afternoon. They Were 
defeated by Alvaradp 25 to 21. ■ 

The final announcements of the 
four yetfr averages for the Seniors 
have -been made - There "are -four 
honor- students: Rudolph Bjorgan 

Iyer .OoniJeriE g\ 
K^leatranoVSi . 



i; 91.06 pct»i- 
5 , -9^.62' pet.; Anna*- 
Sfl-pct' : • ' 



Miss Josle Lien, 

who spent the! 

winter months with her sister 

near Warren, has returned home. 


The Little Citizens Club of the 
Clovernook ' school held their' 
monthly meeting, Feb. 28th., Fri- 
day-afternoon. r New officers for 
.Ihe. month ! elected* were Hazel 
Johnson, president; Norman Kriel. 
vice president; j Amber Loyland,. 
Secretary, and Anna Iverson, re- 
porter '.■!.. I 

Anna and Christine Nerhus. Am 
ber Iiayland Nornian and Auna 
and Geneva 1 Iverson had 100 in 
spelling fojj. this week. . ' 

Manual Training is given Friday 
afternoon <to- the .'boys. While the 
girls are eajch making a pillow. 


BCA and Fairbanks Horse Badi- 
A >s.' • 

Cabinet building of all kinds. 
. L. A. l»ALOS. 

Cry?!*/ -/ - - - Bflnn.- 

■•Mr. [and- Mrs.- Hugo.rlLnndniark 
entertained- tl e following; friend's: 
Mr,; and Mrs. . Salter Peterson; Mr. 
and Mrs. Am w -Aasei-Mrs. Chris 
Haroldson; Linian and Myron Har- 
oldsonj Lorrame Jfoungi: Mr. Juell 
arid Orester Jase,. and. - Margaret 
and Alice Peti raoa. 

■T-Mr. land MrSi.'Arigust Peterson 
and Miss Mat elle pt Middle River 
were dinner juests at' the JMnar 
Loven { home; ; Sunday. 

Mrs.: ; Henr/ Stordahl due to ill- 
ness was unj ble to teach school 
Monday, and- ' Mesday. 

.'Mr. and M^s. George Peterson, 
Mr. -and Mrs. .Adel'stein" Mugaas 
were supper Quests* at- the Clifford 
McDonagh home, Tuesday evening. 
The Lian o others entertained a 
group .of friends on Tuesday ev- 
ening - , r j i . * 

Mr;. and "Mrs, Hugo-. Xuridmark'* 
and Paul Jji ndmark ..visited at ' 
Leonard, Minnesota W few . days 
last week. ' r j 
■ Mr and Mrs. Palmei- Lunde 
moen, "and M :. Juell Alase were 
GrygLa; caller ; Monday /evening. - 

Mr. Bernard Engevicjt. who at- 
tends-high sctiool at Middle. River, 
spent the we sk end atjhis parent 

The Forum 

Forum advertisine is bareain new 

is $1.50 per year 

The .Bast'...: ^ 

The EXCHANGE fa a Ttintittm<»ti^ ; 
to fanners' co- ■ 
operative effort. : 

It has over' 

, ' S4>000 members'. ' 

and a service' force? of over 2000 - 
field men. lAntomobae insurance ■ 
is furnished Sat : the lowest cost, 1 
with unsurpassed '. claim service \ 
everywhere. If you are a careful * = 
operator, talce - advantage of this : 
economy. ' . . 


^•"-INSIJE AKCE. "**«« 

' Gilbert Brattlaiid 

Distrlot Manager ..'■ 
' Thief Rlrer Falls, Miiinesote _ 
Basement Citizens State Bank' • 

Farm & Implement News 

... ■ Phileo & j Zenith 
Battery ft JEieetrle 
| XbdelB 
« ToU ^jrlnd 
I Chargers" 
Grygla^ Minnesota . 

. AfeCormicJe-Detring 

Dish Barroto with 
Tandetn Attttchinent 

Three types of McCormick peer-, 
ing Tractor Disk-Harrows, all : haye 
"Crpss-Draft Connections" making 
possible quick angling; and accur r 
ate trailing. Special bearings: 
jCrimp ceritered heavy .disks. A. 
number of special features and ad- 
vantages, - you cannot appreciate 
until' yo.u make cbpiparison with 
ordinary disk harrows See the 
: NEW on our sample floor. 

£S Stormizing 

Pays For Itself 

In Gas & Oil 


ie - ffome, of : 

/Phone 20 


\\B&er S&rpice' ,,—.■ 

I H f^mCtt THE #ORDS^GO S# 







; STORMIZING is a new -process of restor- 
ing your old motorto its original hew condition. 
It will restore full power to your motor and 
make a new motor of itX | 

STORMIZING is a mechanically accurate 

process'of reborihg the cylinders! of your motor 

which leaves them so accurate that this process" 

\may be repeated several times. v 

! STORMEJNG Willi keep a 

power from 75,000 to 200,000 miles. 

pNo honing necessary. STORj 

, leaves the cyiinder perfectly round. 

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-.-••■! This applies to all kinds of engines, tractors, 
autoinpbilesi etc. All work done by experjenceti 
workmen." \ :1 -■'■■..''' 



A New Field Cultivator 

and a Bhort harvest usually res);s 
upon the. availability of the plant, 
food. Normal soil is. a reservoir 
of energy. There may be enough 
food in a single clod to grow I a 
health, productive plant,, but so ' 
long as 'it! £tays locked" up in 'a** 
clod the.litHe tender roots of the 
plant cannot obtain the nse of it ( 
The McCormick^Deering double 
gang- soil . pulverizer renders this" • 
food available by pulverising the 
clod and oy preserving the mois- 
ture in the soil. . 


The new McCormick-Deering 
Field Cultivator is - a big improve- 
ment in construction for better 
work in the field and lasting qual- 
ity.. SpeciaL features added to this 
machine, depth regulator? high lift 
for plenty clearance with proper 
angle pf shovels and regulating 
pressure range, makes this ' a most 
ideal machine for preparing seed, 
beds and' summer-fallow weed kill 
.Any type Of shovel .furnished. 

; It ■ is possible to increase your 
crop yield in any one year with a 
New McCormick-Deering grain 
drillTas compared with an old bad- 
ly, worn grain drill to the extent 
that the increase yield will pay 
fpr the cost of a new drill and add-. , 
edd profits besides, ... 
, There are so inany special ad- 
vantageous features in the • new- . 
McCormick-Deering) grain drill we 
could not begin to tell here so we 
invite you to come/ and' see the. 
drill' on our 'sample floor. * r 



Very few realize the benefits. 
The difference between a bountiful 


Used Automobiles and 
i Truck Values 

We-.bave a very large- stock of 
exceptional values 'in used auto- . 
mobiles and trucks now, - with . 
many 1934 and 1935 models besides 
th'e large number of older models 
Which we are pricing at • special 
low prices.' Many favorable com- 
ments on our used values every 
day. Soon they will be going fast 
as spring arrives : Buy now and 
get a better choice. 

In next .weeks; issue wef expect 
.to announce our complete program : 
for' our :"twen'ty-fifth. anniversary 
and three day demonstration of 
^March 19th/ 20th, and 21sfc. 

C, Gustaf soil &S6ii Inc. 

Farm Equipment: Headquarters 
Implements & Automobiles ^ 

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Mrs. H J Rice returned Sundky 

mornlne after visiting- for the- past 

throe- weeks with varioos relatives 

and friends in aouther|i'. Minheao- 

Jta. She was accompanied on her 

i^etorn 4>y" her daughter,! Mrs. P. D. 

Brouard of Minneapolis' ■ who will 

t *»« a ; guest at the j Dry Rice home 

^i.for about , two "weeks, iMrs. Rice 

visited with her son-in-law arid 

daughter, Rev. and* Mrs. i M. P 

Knutson at EUendale 'Minnesota, 

-for about two weeks' .and also 

with relatives in Minneapolis. 

iMisa Lyda fatten, spent last 
week end at . Crookstont I 

-Miss Adelaide LeiVoij of ■ Plum- 
mer, who was. formerly! employed" the office of the. local Montgom 
ery Ward Store, will leav^e today, 
March -fi, tor Belle Fourch'e, South 
Pakhta, to assume a similar pbsi- 
tion- ( there. .' . | ■ | '' ■ ' 

.A jguest at the home of | Mr. and 
Mrs. -Clifford Hedeeri is the latter's 
sister, Miss Ruth Oien. 

Mrs. L C. Pope -left [Wednes- 
day night to spend today and" Fri- 
day In Minneapolis where jshe' Will 
. attend a concert or the Minneapo- 
lis Symphony orchestra) in which 
Nelson. Eddy, cinema actor, ' "ap- 
pears as solist. She will also vis- 
it with ber parents*', Mrif 1 and Mrs. 
Gay Halvorson ~\ '1 . ; .■*■■ • 

Clair O'Hara -left [Thursday 
mght for Springfield*, Ohio, to pur- 
chase a truck. He is expected to 
return to this city the latter part 
•f the week. ' •■ I < 

* -A- guest at- the home of Mr. and 
Mre. J. P.. Gurtiss is their daught- 

er^ Mrs. J| E. Ross of i Owatonna, 
Minnesota. ■-,.'. .' j ' * ■'- • 

\ Mrs. J. H. Sannes of this city re- 
turned -here Tuesday j from San 
Francisco, .California, where : she 
has been visiting since last fall 
with her daughter, Mrs. E. it. 
Flkeotif.* On her return trip Mrs. 
Sannes also visited, with friends in 
St. Paul and with her daughter) 
Mrs. Harold Lykseth < at Fergus 
Falls. • • . 

. Miss Verna Johnson 'spent the 
week end visiting witti her sister 
at Mahnomen, Minnesota ; 

Dave Chriatenson left Wednes- 
day for Detroit, Michigan, i 

Miss Violet Jacobson- left : Thurs- 
day morning for Albert Lea where 
she is employed after -spending a 
i&w days visiting with friends In 
this city. _. 

Maurice NoYak spent the - week 
end Visiting with friends in Crook- 

Qeorge Lee local athletic coach, 
refereed the district basketball 
tournament at Hallock, Thursday, 
Friday, and Saturday evenings of 
last week.. •' 

Norman Olson of Leonard, Min- 
nesota, arrived In this city Tuesday 
to attend .the Land Q' Lakes con- 
vention held 7 , here, on* -Wednesday. 
He will leave for Leonard ltae lat- 
ter- part - of the week, accompanied 
by. Mrs.. Qlson, who has been vis- 
iting with relatives and friends 
for the past ten days. 

Mrs. Harry Francis of Minnea- 
polis is in this city, called here by 
the serious illness of her sister, 


3-lb. tin; . .87c 

Miss Carrie Jbhnsbi^ aninatructor 
in. the Central school. 
.'Mies Helen Margaret Olson, Mr. 
CiW./Pope, and" W. G. 1 Ciaffy mo- 
tored* to "farjstad. Thursday er- 
enhur to judge a district declama- 
tion contest. ' ■'.{ . 

A guest at the homtS of Dr. and 
Mrs. L. G. Culver over the week 
end was;Mrs. Culver's sister, -Miss 
Mable Samuelaon, who: teaches at 
Bemidji.' ( ' . _ 

MIsb Lucille Larson returned on 
Tueaday after spending the past 
two and a half weeks visiting with 
Miss Peggy Shaw at Aitkin; Min- 
nesota, and with Miss {Catherine 
Mellby at Brainerd,|-Mlnnesota. 

R. W Belcher, who is employed 
at Menagha Minnesota, spent 1 the 
week end with, his family in this 
city.- . | 

;Dr. Warren Hanson returned on 
Tuesday morning from the Cities 
where he; attended a dentist's con- 
vention. : . ; 
'\B. C. Hagglund spent the week 
end at his home In Holt. 

Dr. A, E. Jacobson returned the 
latter part of last week from the 
Cities after attending a conven- 
tion of dentists held there 

Mrs. A. W. Micheison left Wed- 
nesday for Two Harbors, Minne- 
sota, where she will jvisit for some 
time with her parents, • Mr. and 
Mrs. C. D. Marx. j 

Rev. Rt M. Fjelstad returned- 
thls; morning from St" Paul where 
lie attended the Northwest Debate' 
Tournament held there the first of 
this. week. His son Ralph Is a 
member of the Concordia College 
debate team, which-; took part in 
the tournament. 

Miss Ragna Steenerson spent the 
week end at. her home in Moor- 

Miss Vandla Johnson had as her 
guest over "the week end Miss Eth- 
el Pugh of Plummer. 

'Miss Dorothy Rau and Miss Dor 
othy Traver, students at the Be- 
midji State Teachers College, will 
arrive Friday evening to spend 
the week end at their respective 
homes In this city. ; 


Complimentary to ;Mrs. Norman 
Olson of Leonard, Minnesota, who 
has been visiting ini this city the 
past ten days, Mrs,! Harold Ras- 
musson entertained the. following 

their friend'a' are Invit3i*T /: s 


, -The Clearwater . .iLpcHeti . Aid 
mets at the Iyer RoIstadThouw on 
•Wednesday, March 11, at two 

f:| •'.-• BIRTH ■■'.iH-./l 
• :. -:•-.••;,. — .'•■ '■;.: .( » 

■■ Mr.:and Mra. J. H; WinJum.'iFeb. 

27, fa daughter. ; ;' ; ■' \ '■■ 

Mr. and- Mrs. Martin Holmatrom/ 

Marca 2, a son. ,.:," ' /,/ 

Mr and' ;Mra. Joe: -Mosbeck, 

March 3, a daughter. . : ; ! I 



Pure Co^oa,^2lb tin 17c 


Fancy Bulk 

2 lbs. 19c 

3 ige- pkgs. 25c 

2 No. 2 cans ]5q 

Oatmeal, 9-lb. bag 35c 

-guests informally at! her home on 
Thursday afternoon: the. Mes- 
dames Norman: Olson,- -guest/ of 
honor, -Clair O'Hara, jPred Preder- 
Ickson Louis, Vgyea. r Wesley 
Wheeler, Clarence "Sande,/ Oscar 
Stadunv and Alv Vistauriet. - 
: On Friday Mrs. -Wjesley Wheel- 
er entertained seven guests . at an- 
afternoon of needlework in honor 
of Mrs. Olson Her! guests were 
the Mesdames Norman Olson, 
Fred Frederickson, Clair O'Harar 
Clarence Sands,. Harold Rasums- 
Louis VeVea, and Avl Vistaun 

- Regular meeting 'of the 
aryj this Thursday evening 
5.- jBe with us to discus^ 
plans for our stand at-;t] 
Show." Mrs. Leonard Han 
consented to act ae chatrnlan' for 
the launches. Let's all :gi*e iher 
our f beBt . co-operation. • The Alndus 
trial Exhibits will be dbmktaira 
this, year so : we are looking-for 
bigger and better business.. 

Remember the . Attendance 
Awards. How' is your percen 
coming? I 

, Mrs. Biddick's talk onl her frip 
to Texas was enjoyed hy the 'mini 
bers at the last meeting. i 1 

. The Minnesota. Legion : is eel 
bratlng its Birthday Party c, 
March 9. Listen in to the state 
wide radio, broadcast over WCCC 
on that date^-ths time, from 10:46 
to .11:00 P. M.^ahd then after a 
lapse of a half "hour, from 11:30 
to r midnight j Read" your Legion- 
naire for further detaiia-L 

The Legionnaire of Fe4>- 26th 
contained the prize winning essay 
in the Auxiliary's "Peace With" Se- 
curity" contest for ■ 1935.- Have 
youj read it? It's "food for 
thought." , 

This column wouldn't be com- 
plete -without mentioning that 
membership dollac— and will you 
do something! about it, please, if 
you ! haven't -already paid your 
dues;? Thank you. Who will 
win the prize offered by Mrs. Han- 
son l,Memoership Chairman, for 
bringing in the most dues by our 
first i March meeting, this Thurs- 
day.?; Po hope you're working on 
.it ■ j 

"For God and Country. 

"We associate .ourselves tpgeth- 

?X lahipnuW stoclt frdni'here Satur- 

■■ my. Mitch Mth! ' - _ - ?: 

\_ Misses SolTig and Ma'uiflredf Sam 

netapi^ Myrtle and Gladies Styr-. 

lundV Ejarlene Elseth, Evelyn Tor 

?f?L^ e K eilt *" ata ? d J** Joicheon 
at the^iAieck Anderaoif home Pri- 
,day; evening. : j ; • > j \- 

M^! 1 I A 5 l '^ ao !>, ^"d , children 
Marven and Dennis of Newfolden 

Ke^sgaar --"tr* ^"""' 
hw!l-§ ^""Ji? "Bending some 
time at. pie John Christenaon home. 
Mr. attd Mrs. \CIarence Tang- 
qutet entertained relatives and frt 
ends at pinner, Suhday. . j , ° 
_ Alice Mellem, who \ haa visited 

ed r tiT^ Mr ?" N SL?^ ftSIs? 

ed to her home. Friday.V 
Ruben, Styrlund spent a. couple 

ed ton jtWo 'years and then moved 
to Rosewood irr the spring*of 1886. 
In 19fl6TEe movedtb VlKihg, where 
he haa [since, lived. He was mar- 
ried to! Miss- Esther Lindqulst -at 
Viking !on June 30, 1912. Surviv- 
ing relatives axe. hia wife, his sons 
Earl and Ruben, find his daughter 
Edythe ..all of Viking. ■•Three hrot 
there also survive. .; 

of dhys at 'Wairoad "last>"we"ek 

f/ ^BITtJAj^s" 

MOBBI S FTXnp OI , 8 Mf-* 

Morris Floyd Olson, son of Mi- 
Mr and Mrs. Hans Olson of tfcfa 
^'.difl. Wednesday morntaf 
t& C }£' a * «« "»™l hospital « 
K™* »«=r a brief UWeas: 
o?;.™, WM em » lo yed > fire 
Qi w^^° n the ^ttlwhip Ne- 
vada when he was taken ill win, 
pneumonia. At the S 'of "tas 

?h?s' cSr^ 7 ■"■ " eln S- sent to 
al escS ? ac f ora Panying nav- 
win ^' J> ^ complete obituary 
will -be published! n ext week. 

""• K. N. Qrimsrud of' Pluni- 
Sff 1 - aw <>yj at her home on 
iuesday kornlng,! February S°af- 
A r . aTe /y *nefi illness. : Mrs' 
^Ghmsru4 moved to Plummer in 
August, 193.5, with her husband 
fn'el =" n Ch ? rl «' her husband b£ 


William Bottineau, pioneer resi- 
dent of Red Lake County, died Fri- 
day. --February 21, at the age of 
seventy-five years! Mr. Bottineau 
was the son of Pierre Bottineau, 
who was a colorful figure in early 
Minnesota history 'being a famous 
Indian scout and government -mail 
carrier from Port Snelling thru 
the Indian territory of the Dako- 
tas.* ' 

Mr, Bottineau who was born in 
Osseo, August 14, 1860. ■ came to 
BeA Lake County in 1876 where he 
has since resided, engaging in the 
lumber business until his retjre- 
ment about a year ago. 

Funeral rites were held Tuesday 
afternoon, February • 2$, at Red 
Lake Falls under the joint aus- 
pices of j the Red Lake Falls and 
Thief River Falls Masonic lodges,- 
ReV. E. A. Cooke of this, city, and" 
Rev. Henry N. Lindholm of Red 
Lake Falls officiating. 

Mr. Bottineau is survived by his 
brothers Sidney of Pittsburg, Penn 
sylvania and George of Gqnvick; 

and ihis slstws^Mrs. : Louise. Ber-^ 
thiaume! of Red\ Lake Fills, Mrs. 
Hwinie . Bourque of ; Brooks, ! Mrs 
Val beting of Bemidji. Mrs. ;L. B. 
Grey; of 'Duluthjand Mrs. Joseph 
Cyr of Yakima Washington. 

']>'IIiIAM: FRtl) KOBPP 

. William Fred Koepp died March 
2 at the Oakland Park Sanitorium 
at the age of seventy-one years. 
Mr .Koepp was born June 30, 1864 
in Wisconsin^; In 1865 he moved 
from -Wisconsin to Paynesviile, 
Minnesota, -He^was married at 
Paynesviile in 1897 \ 'In 1914 he 
moved with his family to Cedar " 
Township .Marshall county, where 
the family has made its home for 
the past twenty years. Mr. Koepp 
is survived by his wife, 'Mrs. Lydia 
Koepp, his daughters, Mrs. Earl 
Tood of Gallup,, j New Mexico Mrs., 
Oluf Aakhus.of, Efffe, Minnesota,' 
and Mrs. Herbert Johnson of - 
Middle River; his sisters, Mrs.- 
Herman Margguardt and Mrs. An- 
ton Wartenberg iboth of Paynes- 
viile, Minnesota,! and Mrs. Emit 
Miller, of South Haven, Minnesota, 
-and bis brothers,! Gustavo of Fargo, 
iNbrth; Pakota. ^and Richard of. 
PaynesYille,\ Minnesota.' One son 
preceeded him in death. , Funeral 
services will be held at the Erick- . 
BOn and Lund chapel today, March . 
5, at 1:30 jp. m. ;Rev. E A. Cooke 
officiating.' The body will be taken . 
to Paynesviile, Minnesota for fin- 
al service ,and interment. 




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. ^ Hostesses at a, leap 'year sleigh 
ride party Saturday / evening; Feb! 
29, were the Misses Audrey And- 
erson.. Brunell Erickson,' Helen 
Granum, Lois Nelson, Ardith Mel- 
by, Annette Simbnson--'and Vivian 
Ward. Their guests' were' Jack 
Booren, Douglas Hess, Phil Prich- 
ard. Robert ^JBredeson, Raymond" 
Parbst. James N'esse, and Ralph 
Nelson. ^After the sleigh- ride 
lunch was served by the hostesses 
at. the home of Miss Audrey An- 
derson. •' ■ /■ 

Albert styrlund; who has for al- 
most: three weeks.- been a patient 
at a , Thief River. .Falls hospital 
passed away last -Monday: after- 
noon.; Funeral services will b» 
held next Saturday, afternoon from 
the home at 10 o'ejpek and! the Mis 
sion. church ; at ;8:00. _ Obituary 
will be PublishednBert .week. 

ThJ.-L.-D. a.iofet-at the Aiel 
Jacobson home Fhday evening. 
„ Th f T »»n Board met Tuesday, 
March 3, to make up the Tw'oks and 
reports for the .annual town meet- 
ing, which will- be held Tuesday 
March 10th. ■• | 

The Shipping association will 


eigh^S^^ Ouillngsrud,' 
wS xTPS 8 oW son ol.Mr. and 
Mrs. John Oullingsrud of this cSte 
died Saturday, FehrimrVj^pSi 
«al serncea were held Monday 
■March 2, | at the Larsonf ciape!; 
Rev. Herman Larson of St. Hil«ir» 
ofnciating,,ahd hutial° was m ^e 
m Greenwbod' cemetery. Thomasr 
Oulllngsrud'i isVsurvived by his Da- 
rents, threeWrothirs Tien o?li£ 

of this city; Wnd two Sisters; Mof- 
■In and C arly^Tpf ^ a c Uy _ '.T 




services' will he held at 

,, - .-| — -.~w n,n ue nem ai 

the Mission church at Viking on 
Saturday. March 7, for Albert F 
Styrlund of Viking, who died at a 
local hospital March 2; Rev Myh- 
lZ T -°* ! Newfplden (will offlci'ate at 
the services- aiid Interment will 4e 
made, at the" Viking ceraetry. • Mr. 
Styrlund, who was toto August 3. 
"' Vestmanlarid, Sweden, 
America! iti 1879 and 
Ishpeming; Michigan 

came to 
settled at 

Two years later he moved to Iron 
Mountain. Michigan where he Hv- 


Mrs. "Jack MoKechnie was hos- 
tess to the members of her bridge 
club at her home<Tu!esday evening 
Her guests were i the ■ Mesdames' 
Vincent Borry. Ralph; McCain E 
O. --Peterson; Oscar Paulson, An- 
drew Bottelson, W. "Vv". Pricaard 
Jr., Abbie WaSsgren, and Art Hol- 
te. Mrt. Borry wqn the traveling 
prize for high score 


T«rs.. p.. F. Meltby entertained a 
few neighbors and friends at her 
home Monday afternoon compli- 
mentary to Mrs. I. E. Rosa of Owa 
tonna -Minnesota, who is visiting 
in this city at the home of her 
■parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1 J. P. Cur-, 
tiss. The afternoon was spent in- 
formally and lunch was served .'by 
the hostess. / 

; The Past Noble GrahdVCIub of 
the Rebekkah Lodge are sponsor- 
ing a dancing party at-the I, O O 
F. hall. Thursday, March 12. All 


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Cur re 


v "I viuiii'il a phrenologist -today 
nii't Iukj my Humps" RimtH* 
tdlil liis -wife*, "lie .complimented 
mi* on the ii'nssi'ssii'm of o lifini 
with razor like qualities. ~ 

••Did lu> i'xp!;iin what he;meaut?" 
his wife 'jishpil quietly. ! ' 

."'Wt'Il, nn!" replied Hnotle ; -"but 1 
pnthered he'd imik-ed the keen edge 
of my "ready wit- and my clean-cut 
methods of reasoning." /' ; 

"H'm!" she murmured.! "it 'be 
knew you as I do he'd probably con- 
sider your head hollow ground.*'— 
Answers Magazine. / ■'-■"" 

Lo'cal ' Minded 

'•Are yotr afraid .of war?? 

"TVliereabouts?'V^asbed^Mesa .Bill. 

" 'Most anywhere." = - 1 

'"No. ■ Crimson Gulchers can 
shoot or run, as'the case .may re- 
quire. We haven't any women- or 
children to protect." 

; A Wise Lad 

"Mummy, did you ask daddy, to 
buy me a pony?", j 

"Yes, dear, for a whole, whole 
hour. But he would not bear of It". 

"Then you did try hard enough." 
\^ "Darling, I did, what I could." 
\ "Did you have hysterics?." 

\ Correct U«o 

Teacher (during written 

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word "analysis" In It. 1 • 

Pupil's Exam PaperV-Tht 

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sis" In the dictionary. 



iTiie Tall One-^When I say a 

■thing I mean It. I ' never change 
my mind. j j ■ 

The Short One — I'm mighty glad 
to hear. It I remember some 
mighty Interesting things yon said 
about paying hack" ten .dollars you' 
once borrowed. 

: Gentle Retort 
"If I had. a son t ho was , a bit 
daft I'd make a minister out of 
him," shouted the man iwho. had 
just "been rebuked, 
! "Von probably would." ■ said I the 
.minister, pleasantly, 'but I see that 
your father had different- Ideas." — 
.Minneapolis Tribune. 

\ Audience 

"'Ton can always tell , your trou- 
bles to a policeman.' 

"Toii\ can . If you're 'lucky," said 
the policeman, who was writing a 
ticket "But a driver like you Is 
lucky not\to be telling 'em to a 
grand jury.H 


v^Are^you fund of music?' 

^I^used to "be." si id Mr. Qustln 
Stas, "but I gave up piano lessons 
En hoyhooifc\Tm now looking for a 
professor whocan telicb me to jplny 

a proper tune on" the 

Trjbut s 

"Do you enjoy "Ha tery 
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ghum. -"While flatte 
ways Imply sincere 
Invariably indicates! 
for power." 

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Husband- (reasonably)— Well, my 
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." / ..- "Xes; she waa acensed of run- 

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I CHAPTER 1. — Ab Alan Garth, pros, 
psctor. Is preparing to! leave for bis 
mlnlnjr claim In '.the', Far North.' a 
plane lands at the alrway**nierB;ency 
station. In tt are Burton Ramtll, mil- 
lionaire mining magnate: his daugh- 
ter, Lillth;, and Vivian Huxby, pilot 
and mining engineer. Believing him 
to be^onty an Ignorant prosper tor, 
the men otter to make^an air trip to 
Garth's iJalm, although they refer to 
--the platinum -bearing ore aa nearly 
"worthless." IJJlth Ramlll, product 
of the Jars age. plainly shows her 
contempt for Garth. . 
; CHAPTER IX— Through Garth's 
guidance; the plane soon reaches the 
claim site. Huxby and Ramlll, after 
making several tests, assure Garth 
his claim is nearly valueless, but to 
"encourage"* young prospectors they 
are willing t6 take a chance In in- 
vesting a small amount. Sensing the 
treachery that lies ahead, Gartb se- 
cretly removes a svaall part from the 
motor of; the plane: '■-.-. t 

.CHAPTER 111. — Huxby and Lillth 
taunt. Garth with his "gullibility," 
hut their tone toon changes when 
they try : to start -the crippled plane. 
Returning to ahors they try to force 
Garth to ; give up the mtsslog part. 
Gartb manages to sat the monoplane 
adrift and the current carries It over 
the rails, where it Is wrecked.- He 
points out to the enrageff trio that 
he. Is their only hope in gnMlng them 
out of the wilderness, and to kill 
Mm w/>uld be fatal to all. 

CHAPTER IV.-^3arth <beglns the 
work of preparing for the long Jour- 
ney. He Insists that the others help. 
Moccasins must be made, and RamUl 
and his daughter hardened far the 
hardships ahead In their toilsome 
trek to the outpest on the Mackenzie. 

CHAPTER V:— Returning from a 
.long sleep in the woods, Gartb finds 
the party has stolen the tea and sug- 
ar he has been saving for emergen- 
cies. He makes no, objection, simply, 
pointing out that he is accustomed' 
to a strict meat diet, and that they 
are hurting only themselves. The 
work of getting ready for the trip 
continues. Huxby-refuses to help, and 
works on the mining claim. 


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Gar-th himself .was ready to quit 
when. In the twilight, they came 
down to where the steep pitch eased 
off on a small patch of tundra. He 
opened his pack and spread- the 
blanket ;on the. dry grave) In a 
hole under a pile of boulders;* 

At sight of the fat wlthl.thc 
frozen caribou and smoked moose 
meat in . the pack, Lllith at 'once 
gathered dry moss. This, time the 
raw | caribou flesh Was seared over 
a -fatvfed fire pf the moss before 
being eaten. After the meal. Garth 
opened^the gold-mounted cigar case 
■ and banded<one of the Havanos to' 
Its .owner. ■''? x \ . 

Mr. BamUl hastily bit off the 
end and ' lighted -the^ cigar In the 
name pf the fat'"-and moss fire. Aa 
he put It to hla lips | he fiesltated, 
then,' with a perceptible etTortv he 
tiarned to nffer It' to jhls daughter. 

*"Uli— ladles first, my dear.*' 

Lillth started to tijruat out her 
hnhd. Something seemed to catch It, 
She glanced at Garth and stood up. 

"Ton need It more than I do. 
Dad. Good night, everybody. Tm dog 
tired." ; • ."| 

Her father and Huxby looked at 
each other In > astonishment Garth 
was less ! surprised. He smiled to 
him s elf as* he put more moss and 
fas* on the Ore and colled np be- 
side lt^ j 

.Before 'sunrise. Garth was again 
awake. He filled the little pot with 
Ice and set It In .the edge of the 
rebuilt " fire, • then . began cooking 
caribou meat. The others wakened 
almost too stiff to' movei But all 
managed janother'' big meal of the 
meat. To! top' It off, Garth had 
Lillth boll a little tea In the water 
from the 'melted Ice. 

After the '. hot drink, even Mr. 
RanSill managed to hobble down the 
now fairly easy slope. The exercise 
gradually 'warmed and relaxed stiff- 
ened muscles. ■ i i ■ • ' 
^ Th e end of a l ong day's hik e at 


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- ' B - !• BriMtondL BuaJneafl hianageT ' 

last brought' me part/ down- the 
miles of tundra slopes to the edge 
oT tlmberllne. . , 

Garth predicted. they would reach 
enpoe water on the seventh day. 
But during that morning Mr. Ra- 
mlll turnedVah ankle. Even after' 
much soaking in a cold spring and? 
tight bandaging by Garth, the 
sprain held the millionaire down 
to a stow hobble. An aspen. staff 
enabled' him to travel slowly until 
the noon meat After that the pain 
overcame him. He refused to move. 
Garth looked doubtfully at the 
none too large supply of food that 
was left His pack now weighed 
little more than the platinum alloy 
In Huxby's wolfskin knapsack. 

He bad allowed. everyone to eat' 
without stint That bad been neces- 
sary In order to keep, up the 
strength of the cbechahcos. -But 
as he had foretold, the country was 
barren of game. There was none 
too much meat left : In bis .pack, t 

"If you can't carryon, Mr. Itamnl, 
you'll have to. stay here and keep 
bathing your ankle In this rUI/* he 
said. "We're too short of* Stood, 
though, to lose any time: The stand 
of birch at the stream la so small 
th,at I'll need a full three days to 
'Ulld our canoe. , The three of yoo 
follow down this brook 'as soon as 
you can." 

When he picked up a few pieces 
of meat and his rifle, Huxby spoke: 
"I should i have the gun to protect 
Miss ■ BamiH." 

"There's nothing 'here to. attack 
you," Garth replied. "Just possibly, 
I may find game at, the stream.'' 

"Could another- pair of hands be 
helpful 'In '.making '"the- canoe?" Lil- 
lth asked. - * 

"Well— yes." 
7 Thte girl looked at Hnxby. He 
did not speak or move, -She stood 1 
op.,. -Dad, you'll be all right with 
Vivian. I am going to help Alan." 
Her. father shook bis head. Ton 
should stay here with ma- Let Viv- 
ian go." 

Huxby rcise^ frowning. * He looked 
at Garth with cold rancor. **l see 
no need, for anyone to 'go. I cer- 
tainly cannot permit my fiancee to 
accompany you." ■ \ !. 

"She might have helped. You'id 
be only a hindrance," Garth replied. 
He swung away at a rapid pace. 
But behind him he heard the girt 
speak ■ sharply : "Don't be silly, Viv- 
ian. Get out of my -way.*' 

After that came a quick patter 
of moccasins. Garth kept on for 
some distance as If. he did not hear 
the sound. Then he halted behind 
an alder' thicket to face the girt. 
She was so close behind that she 
almost ran -Into him. He smiled 
Into her eager eyes. 
'"This Is a happy surprise, Lllith." 
Her eyelids sank, and her cheeks 
crimsoned under their' coat of pltch- 
and-grease mosquito dope. ' "You 
needn't fancy I'm running after yon. 
It's— ifs only because I want to get 
out of this beastly North country 
of yours — and be rid of you, too!" ' 
"So, thsrt's It Well, you're a good 
hater, but you're a real. sport 
You're game. ' Tag along, if "you 
wish." j - ^ . 

At the edge of the swamp he 
stopped beside a game trail. Lllith 
came up beside him, breathing deep- 
ly from the long and rapid walk. 
He pointed to the big water-filled 
hoof prints In the mud, [ 

"We may be In luck. ' Moose 
passed- here yesterday— the water is 
clear In the tracka They may not 
have gone too for. Stay hera or 
be quiet" v , 

An.uptosse"d leaf showed that the 
wlndiWas in bis favor. He started 
along the trail. The- trackB were 
still a day old when they turned out 
into the muskeg toward a Illy -pool 
Garth skirted on along the border 
of the swamp to where 'a bend of 
the stream twisted In close to dry 
ground. : Here yeas the. grove of 
birch of .which he had spoken. He 
pointed to the fringe of willows be- 
low the. birch. i . 

Those bitten twigs— still white. 
They*ve*been eaten off less than an 
hour. ago. Stay here.", j ' 

After another test of [the wind, 
he went ; ahead alone, silent as a 
lynx. Luck was with bun. , As he 
roanded the bend he saw the Im- 
mense 'antlers of an bid bull moose 
rise above the willows' on the bank- 
Before the startled beast could 
plunge Into the water Garth dropped 
him wltha bullet through the brain. 
At the : crash of the shot, three 
moose cowb with calves broke cover 
beyond the bun. The distance was 
considerable and brush, obscured 
Garth's aim. He had to shoot four 
times to bring down : one cow and 
her calC But that waa'.enough. 

Hla shput brought Lnith on fhn 
run. : She lookedy delightedly at the 
bull. "Oh, no chance now of starv- 
ing I" 
• •^Ehaea .not an,r he said, ri can 

hnHd a hM» r">*f1- twbda yjis m 

better one- than', caiLiw m^odn froto 
those small blrchear J '; I , y 
J ' Wlieri. :';a- day la^er,. Mri Ramlll 
caiiitf llraiiing after Hnxby to . 'the 
smiVke-murked cumpl Ullth ^as still 
bnhftlnji nnH>se meai on alder poles 
over the smudge-tire. * " '•■■ [.'. 
. Huxhy dropped ' his full-stuffed, 
knupnnck and wiped, bis sweaty fore- 
head with the back i of bla hand. 

t'Pahl ---"To 1 ttiink; Tve lugged all 
that old meat and he's killed again.' 
Why didn't be come back and tell 
me?" '■ j ^ '• ',' 

The girl gave him an odd glance. 
"We've been too busy, old dear 
Where's' the blanket?" ,.. ; 

*l couldn't pick everything. -}if 
I'd known, I could; have left 'this 
confounded smoked : moose and 
brought the blanket instead." 

"Why hot have left your load of 
metal? Didn't you consider tbat- 
Dadjand I will get far mure than 7 
fifteen' thousand dollars' worth of: 
comfort out of that blanket?" 

His. lips tightened. "Sorry, dar- 
ling. / The thought] of a icommon 
dirty blanket a** against i all the 
platinum— I did not even think of It 
Now or course I- realize. .'But ill's 
too late." .-...■■ j 'J 

"Yea," ; she agreed, "Ifs too late. 
Dad, yon were a real. sport not to 
wait for Alan' to come back and 
carry you." !V ■ ■ ;- 

.The millionaire [had slumped- 
down to rub hiB swollen ankle. ■ He 
looked up at Huxby; with a barter- 
ing smile. "We'couldn't permit our 
girl to elope with |a woods vago-i 
bond, could we, VivIanP* ; '■ * ' 

The engineer did jnbt smile, 'Hla' 
•.ace went blank, jwherei Is that 
roughneck, Lillth?"* 
. "Down' in ; the willows, working 
hard Tor., us. , Won't you be glad 
when we're rid of film?". 
■ "Won't you?" | 

"Welt I'm not so! sure as I was. 
At present- he Is tar more agreeable 
company "than you are." ■ 

Huxby. /stiffened and went off to- 
wards the willows without any re- 
ply. Mr. Hamill peered up "shrewd- 
ly at his daughter, j > 

*TTiat was pretty. hard even from, 
you, Lillth. Try tQ 1 keep. In mind 
how matters 'will stand, as soon as 
we get out of this damnable mess.** 

For a long moment Lillth BamUl 
stood silent' She looked down at 
her grimy tattered {sports i Suit at 
her bloodsmeared bands and broken 
fingernails. .The dimmed glitter of 
the' diamond In her engagement ring 
failed to- hold her gaze. It passed 
on down to her foxskjn leggings and 
moosehrde moccasins. i 

"Squaw," she murmured. /Dirty 
squaw 1 . He certainly has put us 

Hewsj p^frp# Far anil Near 

up for 20 

: false. An- 


C0-0PEBATIVE8 / ; 

West Duluth, Minn.-4-Here are 
eome>^ of the antl-electric-co-op 
charges! being spread hy the pri- 
vate power companieB in theteeri- 
tory, according to Jolm A. Ander- 
son, mepaber of the Arrowhead Co- 
operative Electric Association: 

In case of storm damage, mem - 
bera/will he assessed.-] 

If the aasocfhtlbn -'falls, mem- 
bers must dig-down in their pock: 
ets to -pay the REA loan. 
/ Members must: sign 
'years, \ '.\ - ' . ! 

AH False 

All three charges are 

derson shows, fbrj the. lines will he 
fully insured against e'tbrm dam- 
age: the RiluA takes nojllen on the 
property -of memhers but in case 
of. failure can only, take over the 
lines and equipment; members do 
not sign for 20 years Jor for any- 
other period — they buyja share of 
stock hi the co-op which' borrows 
from REA with; privilege of re- 
paylna; a little each year over a 
■period of 20years. j 

The Arrowhead co-op is now tho 
rou'ghly! organized and! hopes to 
get poles set ahdj be In| -position to 
supply Its members with power in 
early eprine. I " " • 

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PRICES | '■!.-'• 

.Decatur, 111.— Delegates to the 
Illinois ! Agricultural "• jAssociation 
convention in Decatur jwere made 
acquainted with the yeai-old strike 
of the International Ladles' Garm- 
ent Workers* union against four 
-Decatur!, cotton] ->goods plants. 
Farmers saw,, the! union girls on- 
the picket line and became^ inter- 
ested.' ■ j j ' 
- The nnion made its Jan. 30 edi- 
tion of jthe Decatur Weekly News 
a farmer issue, {giving prominent 
space, to the farmers' convention. 
The paper tells jof the use of the 
notorious . 'Bergoff strikebreakers 
and gunmen a£alnBt girl strikers. 
How the courts lined up with the 
bosses also was jtold; 

Farm! wives were asked to re- 
member j that the following brands 
of cotton garments are unfair to 
organized labor: Decatur Maid, 
Home Made, .Trlxie, 'Bonniej and 
DarleneJ i 

"Farmer prosperity and worker 
prosperity go hand in hand.r the 
delegates were| toldfj "Workers 
can't .pay a decent price for your 
products or, buy las many as they- 
need unless they 'get a, decent wage 
for their work." j ' , I 

cultural cooperative marketing' 
movement made substantial pro- 
gress in 1&35— as it has in almost 
every year since its inception. 

Almost 8,000 associations engag- 
ed in marketing farm ^commodities 
during the year.' They had a to- 
tal membership of '2,490,000 farm- 
ers, and did a total volume of'busi" 
ness of ?1 ,'343, 000,000— a gain of 
14.2 -per oent oyer 1934. 
. .The largest number of coopera- 
tives was in the North Central 
States. On 'v the basis of 'business 
transacted, dairy -products consti- 
tuted the most important commod- 
ity marketed by co-ops, followed 
in order by grain, fruits and veget- 
ables, livestock, cotton products, 
and poultry and products. 




Mahnomen. — Curious to .find out 
whether chlorine: gas was as dead- 
ly as', his instructor had told him. 
Merle Bright, ^chemistry student 
at the Mahnomen high school, was 
overcome by the fumes of the gas. 
Classmates immediately : secured 
ammonia, which counteracts the 
effects of the chlorine gas. A phy- 
sician was called and the youth or- 
dered .tb bed. He recovered from 
the effects of the poisoning the 
next mornijig. The chlorine was- 
prepared in the laboratory for dem 
onstration purposes, and a bottle 
of it was placed on the instructor's 
desk.* -Before the instructor arriv- 
ed for the beginning of the class, 
•Bright removed the cork and took. 
a deep breath. The gas, which is 
used in warfare, causes violent 
coughing, copious tear flow, and 
a congested' condition of the lungs: 
When strong enough, it . causes 
practically instant death. 

6d to the annual meeting^ of the 
Consumers' Co-operative Company . - 
h'eidjFeb. 1 and* attended .by about 
90. ''iBy. vote of the meeting the 
net-gain will, be returned tp the 
patrons in the form ^>f a 4 percent 
refund on purchases, 2 <parceht to 
be given' in trade", and 2 ', percent 
in shar"ea. , Cash register slips must 
be in bj? March 1. 

In; spite of heavy building ex- . 
pense during the year, the total 
expenses dropped, from 16^25 per- 
cent of sales id 1934 to a little ov- 
er.. 13; percent Manager Niilo Maki j 
stated. . . f" . - . 

Four members-- were '-• .elected to., 
the board: J.'W.^Maki; Joe Juvon- 
en, Oscar Lindgren7~and John Wal- - 
to. " \_ '«* * »' ri ,- 

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The concluding paper, bn : Co-op- . 
deration in tropical r countries, -by C. 
F. 'Strickland, is easily worth the 
entire price of the. 'book. 'Here we 
learn, of the unusual types of coV 
operative societieB found in Africa 
and the Orient, including the 
Young Men's Associations jof Jap- 
an, one of ' whose functions is to 
teacn-thelr menipera to get up ear- ] 
ly in ; the morning!' 

Strickland was a "government re-" 
gistrar of oo-operative societies in : 
Indiafv ° ut of 17,000 societies" un- , 
der -his enhrge in one provinoe, 3,- 
000, he states, had not one literate . 
member. "/The accounts*,- presum- . 
ably, were carried in the conirnit- 
tee members' headsl It. was Strick- 
land's business to; keep these so- 
cieties- from falling. , And yetj he 
did not become 'discpuraged but- 


ha_3 written 'a paper winch shows 
his faith in the capacity pf down- 
trodden peoples Qto develop co-op^': ' 
erative living, raising themselves.^ 
out of poverty. i .'. 

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St. ; :PdjuI, Minn. — "Phe Farmers* - 
Union Central Exchange is con- 
ducting a co-operative training 
school here for managers and em- 
ployees of Farmers* Union oil com- 
panies. The^scnool opened Feb. 10 
and will -continue for 3 weeks: 
There are 23 students in attend-, 
anccmost of them hailing from/ 
Nor^h Dakota and Montana, with:' 
a sprinkling from Minnesota and 
Wisconsin. V 

Bookkeeping Is being taught hjt ■, 
Walter Jacbbson, "chief auditor of 


Minneapolis, Minn— The" Feder- 
ated Electric Co-operative, a cen- 
tral organization, was formed at 
a ( meeting of representatives of 
rural electric co-ope here Jan. 25. 
Delegates were present froiri. Min- 
nesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, The... „- , ---- — — 

meeting -was called by the Midland* ™ Northern States Co-op. Le^^e. 



"Squawl" She Murmured. "Dirty 
Squawl" ' r 

through the , mill; And . more to 
cornel We're not out of the woods. 
Dad, do you still have Vivian's pis- 

^Why, no. He asked me for It 
this 1 morning.' i SaIdjthat the less 
weight. I carried, the better ,for 
me." _' 

She reached down a hand to help 
him to his feet | * / 

"Listen, Dad. No 'matter how 
much, we hate Alan r Garth, well 
never get'oujt of the j muskegs with- 
out him. Haven't you noticed Vivi- 
an's eyes?. You must ;ask- hlm : to 
give yon ^ back the pistbL" ! 

!*But— It's his. . And to rasp his 
self-esteem with such an mtlmatlpn 
of aiBtrust— " I i 

-."WBat's more important— his feel- 
. IngSi or Alan's* guldance-^-if any- 
-.thlnR bappens^to Alan—- Make some 
excuse.": 'A\ - J 
1 Mr. Ramlll got. to his feet and 
limped beside her 1 down ''to the 
stream bank. ;Huxby stood [with; hla 
morose/gaze fixed upon Garth, who 
was' tying willow rib's on the gun-' 
wale/of ; his canoe frame with raw- 
hide' thongs. : ' ; ;'y 

.[The millionaire spoke In a casual 
tone: "How long will it take to put 
■ onj^the birch bark?" : ' . - 

^ We'll use the moose hides, air. 
They weigh more hut will be much 
stronger. You might Task Huxby to 
chop down a jblrch -and cat It Into 
five-foot . lengths. We*n have ■ to 
spUt tie wood to make paddles,'* 
" "So?? Mr. BamUl.' turned to -!hlB 
prospective son-in-law. "^YoiT may- 
as; well return the j pistol .to me, 
Vivian. It will hamper your, chop- 
ping, and as we're now to be in a 
canoe, its Weight win not bother 
we." '■'.■(■ 

Huxbjr ; sat mothmlesa, taken 
aback.; Before he could thUdc.ofcan 
excuse to' refnse, h* met; Garth'a 
coolly inquiring gaxe. He : turned 
ITff T' yl drew the n urtol from iln- 


■ A report by the Farm 'Credit Ad* 
ministration shows that the. agri- 

coat, 'and handed 

slde'bls tattered 
It to RamllL 

Another day saw the 'canoe com- 
plete. (The cow and (bull hides, 
gummed and sewn together, formed 
the cover, hair side In. i The result 
was, a icraft large enough for the 
party but shorter! and broader than 
the average canoe. 

At Garth's suggestion! Lllith had 
begun tanning the calfskin. Ra- 
mlll tended- the Jjmutfge-nre. After 
cutting the birch billets, | Huxhy had 
at first sat around - broodingV Then, 
suddenly he went off up the brook. 
He did jnot come 'back; until after 
the canoe was finished. But he 
brougbrj the abandoned blanket 
/GaWipvas beginning to shape Into 
paddleVithe slabs of wood -that he 
had rivOT from jthe birch billets. 
He' glanced. from jthe blanket to the 
clouds overhead, and from them to 
. "Not 
.We.'re ii 

tattered skirt 
half bad, Huxby. That 
will soon be needed. ;Too 
a sunrise this ■morning, 
for a storm. Miss Ramlll, 
that calfskin Is [cored enough for 
you to wear. Make a skirt of • It" 
about Vivian's shoes?" she 
'He's walking on bis up- 





welcome ; to my old moc- 

casins. They may, last out our port- 
ages.", j .: j 

Though Huxby's ears' reddened, 
he accepted the castoff footgear of 
the mnn from whom he had sought 
to bilk n claim worth, at: least- a 
million r dolIars. , j ' . , 

When Garth launched jthe canoe, 
he- fasteied It to!, the 'bank with a 
line made 'from the trimmings of 
the moose; hides.; For' anchor he 
used the wolkskin knapsack- with 
Its weight of platinum alloy. N 

"May las; well make it usefuL" 
he met Huxby's look of moody pro- 
test "Ypui are do have the bow 
seat and so pan continue to guard 
my 60 per; cent alqner''with— **;- . 

A clap of thunder and the swish 
of a wind gust through the birch 
tops checked Garth's banter. He: 
spoke aiqOiek order: "Leanto the 
blanket on j that' knoll between the 
trees, front this way." '.; > 

A glance at the onrushlng -black 
clouds of the thunderstorm sent 
even Hnxby hurrying to help the 
others. While they tied [the upper 
corners of the blanket with raw* 
hide thongs' and weighted the back 
edge .with logs, Garth pulled that 
canoe ashore and 1 placed It bottom 
over 'the smoke racks. -A;' 

When, three hours ;later,|:ti» 
crashing thunderstonn passed ^over 
and the heavy downpour of rain 
ceased, all the parb were wet tnt* 
through .the^usmket ; But 
•tm smoldered, and the 
:-snioked meat was. dry undsr 

Co-opu Wholesale. 

The meeting recommended that 
local, electric co-ops charge $5 as 
a membership . fee. . 

Approval was voted of the Norris 
Bill, .which would extend the gov- 
ernment's rural electrification pro 
gram for nine years and would 
provide that money paid back to 
.REA on loans would become A re- 
volving for further loans. 
Name Incorporators 

Five Minnesotans were -.named 
as Incorporators: David Anderson. 
Moose Lake; H.T. Johnson, Audu- 
bon; E. F. liuehr. Spring Grove; 
Paul" Ferguson, Jackson; and "Wm. 
Onkka, Cokato. { 

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'Hibblng, Minn.— A sales increase 
of 22.33 percent over 1934, and a 
net gain of ?2,080]02, were report- 

Other instructors are Francis : In- 
gerson, H. W. Culp, Paul Lambert 
and V. S. Alanne, the" latter being 
instructor In Principles and Meth- • 
ods of Consumer Co-operation, i 


. JamestownT- N. D. — Due to the 
blizzard, only abo'ut halt of the '30 
students-Tvho . were registered* for 
the 4-Tveek school of Co-operation, 
were: on hand at the opening Feb, 
10. The school is being conduct- j 
ed by the Farmers Union in collab- 
oration.- with" the Northern States-. I 
Co-op. League. Most of the. stud- j 
ents 1 are young people^from the- j 
farm who want to learn more a— , 
bout the Co-operative movement. ' 
C R. Crews, assistant secretary 
of the "N .S. C. L.. Morris Erickson,. 
Mrs. Frances Butts, and Mrs. G_ 
H. Edwards are instructors. , 

Like Red Cherries 

M^Mi i^^MiMM^^ 

THE poets, of the Seventeenth 
Century, who knew a [good 
thing when they saw— or tasted — 
It wer6_ T wont to compare lovely 
girls* lips to cherries. It was way 
back In 1606 that 'the following 
words were set to. music by -Rich- 
ard Alison In- "An Howres Recrea- 
tion Set to Musike": 

"There is a garden in her face. ^ -- 
Where roses and -white Jtlies 

show; ' .'■ I ,-■■ 

-A heavenly paradise is that place. 
Wherein alf pledtant fruits do 

grow. ,.-■'" 
There cherries hang that none 

may "buy. . 
Till cherry ripe themselves do 
. ..-".' cry.'\ . - 

And it was not many years later 
that : Robert Herrick wrote ' this 
possible echo of the earlier lines: 

^'Cherry ripe, ripe, ripe, I cry- 
Full and fair onesr—come and buy! 
If to be you ask me where 
They do grow, 1 answer; there, 
W7iere my Julia's lips do smile,— 
There's the land, or cherry-isle." 

Worth Tasting 

Now everyone will freehy admit 
that cherries of the, above descrip-. 
tion, as well as cherries that grow 
on trees', are -well worth tasting. 
There are no fixed formulas for 
enabling you to taste. the first 
You'll have to work: that out for 
yourself. oBut, fortunately, there 
are* innumerable good recipes for 
tasting the second. Here are some 
of them: 4; . ' B 

Royal Purple Parfait: Soften 
one tablespoon gelatin In four 
tablespoons cold water. Dissolve 
in one cup boiling hot grape juice. 
Add the syrup from a^fo.. Z can 
Royal Anne cherries^ When the 
gelatin -begins to set, add the 
stoned and halved -cherries, • and 
pile in -talL;slim parfait glasses. 

Chill in refrigerator. Top with , 

whipped cream. Makes six ■ to 
eight servings. 

Cherry and Apple Pie: Pare. , 

core and slice two greening apples 
and arrange |n" a* pastry-lined pie 1 , 
tin with the drained contents of 
a No., 2 'can red pitted "cherries. 
.Mix- together 'two^thirds cup sugar 
and one and, a halt tablespoons ; 

flour, and sprinkle over. Dot with ■-. 
three tablespoons butter, and pour ' 

over one-third cup cherry syrup 
from the can. •* Cover with • top 
crust and- bake at 450 degrees for 
<ea minutes, or until crust Is set, * 
and then 350 degrees for thirty .- 
minutes. Makes one large pie. 
A Titillating Taste' 

Cherry Torte: Drain contents of . 
a No. 2 can pitted red cherries, ■ !j 
|and place in refrigerator until 
ready to use. Add enough water tb \ '■ 
the. cherry syrup from the can to ' V 
make one cup. Combine three-' 
eighths cup sugar with one and a 
half^ tablespoons cornstarch, odd " ■ ^ 

to cherry ' syrup and cook over a 
low fire until thick and clear. ' 
stirring; constantly. Beat' two egg ■ 
yolks _ slightly, add hot mixture 
slowly, 'cook one minute longer ' 
(do not -boil), then - cool. When/ ' V 

.cold, fold In two stlffly-beateh egg 
whites ; and one cup . cream. . 
whipped. ' > "- '. ■ ■■; 

t; Meanwhile, have ready twenty- 
four rounds of pastry. Roll pas- * . ■ '. 
«try thin, cut in^3-lnth pounds with' 
cookie cutter; Tirick with'a fork .' */ 
and bake to a light golden color. 
Cool, "Allow three rounds to 'a •' '.'• 
serrfng; Put the three rounds to- 
gether -with the cherry nlling, . 
leaving: plenty, on top. Cover with 
the cherries .and garnish, around 
the torte with a piping of whipped ■;' ; 

cream, t Serves eight. If desired, 
one large torte may be made by 
baking three or four large! pastry 
rounds andiputtlng them tbgethei__^>^, " : 
.In the same way.* . - v : .' 


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. AndeVs'ir 

,;■ I'asiur 

V:i»'e ! ad'Ie 
!a;-s ;id honic 

. S. services will b:> 
11» <h>. (h at 11 A 

Aid 'meets at t'ie 
Friday; Manh 13. 
i aii'ie*. Aid meets 
A.-nespn Thm\«lay 


Tfi^l.tiKi homo. \Vrdiii 

.'t lb- Jas 
sday. : .March 



f."o< i ''rI.l--'e l,!i f !ic*iiii-('iiiir'ch: 
Kimd -."■ school at 10 A. M. 
Syr\i'. ?.-: n English at/5 !'■ 
-The Co;:!i:-!r»;iU3n rluss jineels on 
MoiMny «' atfO P. M. 
Eki-Ii;nd, Erie: 

Si-r.ii-T'S fir English 
Oak 1'nrfc: 

St?i"/i'-es in English 

.Itefhaniu: ■.;■.■ 

The Ladies Aid wH 

. ct!-, by Mrs. '.Captain 

Thursday, March l'2i 

be 'entertain 
Holland. ' oh 

E. IV. Buumnnnj 


Divine service this Sunday at 
Bethel Luth.— Grycrla 

Divine service at 

Service in the schoolliouse at 
7:30; P.M. 


E, A. Cooke, Pastor | 

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Services for. Sunday, March 8, 
■will be as follows: Morning wor- 
ship at 11 o'clock with sermon by 
•the pastor on -the theme of The 
Lenten Fast. The Ladies*, choir 
■will bring special music.] 

The vesper, service .will -be at 
4:30 o'clock.' "The pastor [is giving 

a series of talks on 

Bible will speak on' Shamgar, the 
ew six hun- 
in, ox goad. 
vill ■ meet at 
the regular 
ial Iprepara- 
the Easter 

men of the 

of Anath, who s 
dred Philistines with 

The church school 
I»:45, with classes in 
lessons and with spe 
tion looking toward 
tim*. , 

The Epworth League \yill meet 
at 6:45 with devotional, and dis- 
cussional periods. This is a meet 
ing for young people by ihe young 
people. J - : : 

" The" Ladies. Aid will j meet on 
Wednesday March 11 and* will 
serve a noon luncheon ;'for 15c, 
holding the business meeting at 

2:30. - |:; ' 

1'he official board of the church 
will meet Wednesday evening at a 
supper at 6:30 in the church and 
hold a business meeting] | 

The bible class beginning the 

study of Luke will meet (Thursday 

"at. sevsn o'clock and the jchoir will 

meet at eight o'clock ; at {the home 

of Mrs. Engle, 503 Bridge -St. 

■| R. 31, Cory, Pastor 

Sunday school- at 2 PJ.Sl. 

Worship at 3 P. M. ,' . " 

Evangelistic service at;.7:45 p. m. 

Spe.-.ial cospel service ; at the 

tabernacle all this week. : Evans- 

. Sassen. speaker. Sunday night 

■will b= his last meeting.') . 

Music by the tabernacle orches- 
tra. ' |.j. . 

Also special songs.- 

All welcame. Come early for a 
seat. Meeting place under ' Union 
State Bank. 

Wednesday.. Prayer meeting at 
S P. ; M 

Pridav, Gospel service at 8 P. 

Mrs. Lena -Rindal. 222 No» Mark- 
ley. ..: 

T!t; sewing circle wrll inset on 
Friday evening at the church. De- 
votion begins at '7:30. ■ 

Union Young People's, meeting 
nex.. Tuesday evening at the home 
of Mr. Thau. Xorby, North Mark- 
ley, at S o'clock.': 

Religi us instruction "for child- 
ien on -'Wednesday. 

Sunday ■ school at the P Engle- 
i-,ta«." farm at 9:30. 

- ItA n'lST L'HUBCH 

2S.i .liarUley A»e. So. 

in the Jleari irf the East Side. 

V.. T. UJorMund, I'ustor 

- Friday. March 6th: Prayer riieet- 
in? and.Bihl'.' study. - 

Sunday. Mar'h.Sth: 

lu A. M. Sunday school. 

11 A: M. Morning worship. 

Rev; Sassen of International 
Falls will'speak 

S A. M. Service. 

You*" are invited to attend our 
services. « . 



w ■ • 

Friday: Sunday school teach- 
ers meeting at the John Erlckaon 
home at 8 P. M. ' 

\S\mday: Sunday school- at 9:45 
a.\nn Evening service at 7:30 p 

Tdesday: Union Young People's 
meeting at Theadore Norby's home 
at S p: m. . 

Wednesday: 7:30 p. m. Prayer 
meeting\at the H: P. Lund home. 

Wednesday. March 11th Ladies 
Aid meets\at church. Mrs. Brotiiu 
Mrs.- l<iindeU and Mrs.. Holmberg 

rtaV \ 


' Sunday: Sunday school at 10 A. 

^.-'Evening service at 17 A. M. 
Geo. V. Peterson*; Pastor. 

; ■"- M. L. Uahle, \Paator 1 

St. Hilaire Lutheran: \ 

Sunday school at 10 A. M. 
r Services at 11. Norwegian. 

Services at 8 P. &L American. 

Aid Friday, March 13 by^a.grbup 

Services at 2. 

Howard Williams Seeks 
Lieut.-Governdr'i Seat 

(Continued from page 1> 

home-owners, renters, and farm- 
ers! The practicability of this 
program is fully demonstrated by 
the. experii-ncp of the .Scandinavi- 
an icountriea. ■ 

'JThe outstanding \ difference in 
the; 1 organization of the Republican 
and the Democratic parties and tho 
Farmer Labdr*party is th& rank 
and file control, of the -latter thru 
the' Farmer Labor Association. I 
believe in strengthening thlB dem- 
ocratic organization 'in every pos*- 
sibte way. Only those standard- 
bear: ra should he selected who be- 
lieve sincerely in such rank and 
file' control, who- are opposed" to 
clique domination and who mil 
accept party discipline. I covcit 
working with the Farmer Labor 
Association leaders in. the realiza- 
tion of a just and equitable pro- 
gram": for our state.l I will at .all 
times labor with the res_t of the 
official Farmer Labor ,- family to 
further the development* of. a 
strong Farmer Labor Association, 

"I bilieve that' my! experience as 
organizer and campaigner In Min- 
nesota and In the nation since the 
beginning of the movement will be 
of -great value in office. My ex- 
perience as a farm| hand, a farm 
owner, a miner, a book-store own' 
er, ja soldier and -a' settlement 
worker will aid me in understand- 
ing! the problems of those in all: 
walks of life. " My two years in 
France as a soldier have made me 
an ^ardent worker for peace." 

Mr. Williams was a captain' m 
thej Tenth Engineers during the 
World War, decorat«T by the 
French and ; cited by General Per- 
shing for conspicuous action. He 
has been a worker in the Farmer 
Labor movement since .its begin 
ning. -Ha promoted the Mid-West 
Yoath Congress and the Minneso 
ta ^Conference for Progressive So- 
cial Legislation. He has been- ac- 
tive promoting Farmer Labor par- 
tics in other states and for the 


K. 31. Fjeisiud, i'astor \ 

Morning worship at 11. Special 
choir anthem. Sermon text 7.36- 
50. .* , \ 

Sunday school iand Bible classes 
at 10 rA. M.- 
Luther ^League program at 7 P. 
M. ■ '" .-' 

Lenten service at 8 P. "M. 

Religious Instruction ,bn Wednes 
day . . * ' 

Mid-week Lentsn meditation in 
Norwegian on Wednesday evening 
at 8. ' : 

Circles will meet on Thursday, 
March 12 as follows: 1, Mrs. Carl 
Melby; 2, Mrs. Joe Dostal Jr.; 3, 
Mrs. B. 6. Norby; 4, Mrs. Anton 
Carlson; 5 Mrs. Martin lErickson; 
6, Mrs. Leonard Johnson; 7, Mrs. 
B. M. Krogstad; 8, Mrs. Sophus 
Olson; 9, -Mrsi A.C. Jahr; 10, Mrs. 
Alfred Flattum. 

Choir-. rehrarsal on Thursday ev- 
ening at 7:30 i' 

Confirmation classes meettson' 
Saturday forenoon at 9 and 10 Ja." m.. 

Always a hearty welconie. I : . 

| H. A. Larson, Pastor in 'Chance ! 


Friday, March 6 8 P. M. 'Young 
Peoples meeting at church. Choir 
will meet also. Mrs. Richard Mos 
beck will entertain. 

Sunday," March 8. 10 A.M. Sun- 
dav School. 11 A. M Service., 

Thursday. MaYch 12, 3^ P. M- 
Women's Missionary S'ocis'ty will 
meet at tlie home of. Mrs. Selmer 
Ostrom's. /' , ; " : 
Black Ri>er v Wylie: ! 

Sunday. March 8, 8 P.: M. :Ser- 
vice. / .»■ 

Tarna, St. Hilaire: 

Friday, March 6, 1:30 P, M. Con- 
firmation class. 

Sundaj\ March 8. 2 -P. M Sun- 
dav school. 3 P. M.. Service. 

H. A. Larson. Pastor.' 

Snow and Cold Keeps 
Road Crews Humping 

Snow blocked roads and -blUBtery 
weather continues td^be the order 
of the day in this section. -A" few 
days or" warmer "temperatures 
earlier_ in ; the week was again ter- - 
minated when the thermometer 
dropped to 22 below this morning. 
Considerable snow and shitting 
winds has made all county aid and 
most state aid^roads' difficult to 
keep open. The state highway 
maintenance, crews have hvl 
trouble.,^ keeping the trunk routes 
open, some stretches on number 
one and 59 being impassable. 

-The temperatures .for the week) 
were as follows: 





Tuesday . 



MIn. . 
. . . .—9 




. ....X19* 




for their. products before the Land! 
O* Xakes was brganiied fluctuated 
from 1.34 cents to 45.5 cents be- 
low New York extra 'markets. He 
showed by the .charts that the 
fluctuations thru Land O* 1 Lakes 
marketing has. ranged within *;1.4 
to 2 15 beU>w New York extra mar- 
ket. As a result, Mr. Brandt polno. 
ed. out, the distribution' agencies 
have been .unable to milk the farm 
ers in the way. they used" to and 
therefore have been | reduced f in 
number to a few large companies. 
If Land O* Lakes should go out of 
the picture;, Mr. Brandt i stated, 
the cr&ameries Would be forced to 
sell to just these tew companies 
who would buy the "butter at their 
own figure and at the same time 
run trucks past the doors; of the 
little co-operative creameries buy- 
ing the cream and competing with 
the co-op'eratives in manufacturing 
butter, eventually driving them 
out; of business. Politicians this 
year will hold forth from the plat- 
form and over' the radio with prom 
ises of various and devious meth- 
ods' of dividing up the' nation's 
wealth, Mr. Brandt said, but the 
best way to divide it! up is to keep 
the other fellow from getting it- in 
the first place} by patronizing your, 
own! institutions. 

He cited the savings that have 
been- made possible to the cream- 
eries thru the! supplies department 
of the Land OV Lakes and compli- 
mented the operators', boards of di- 
rectors and the tleldman of the dis- 
trict; on' the splendid record" they 
hayg. made this year. 
^ Th&'LandO'! Lakes quartet, from 
'the local plant sang. several selec- 
tions which were well received. 



Bcport'oi Pas* Year's iWork 
Made to. AfrtPinbicd 
Stockholders i 



I - 

Annual Statement Shows tine 

.Condition" and Efficient 


Roosevelt's New Tax 

(Continued from page 1) 

Repeal of the corporation ex- J deefded "to "postpone the. meetin; 

cess profits tax which .was esti 
mated to yield ¥5,000,000 in 1937. 

Repeal of the exemption of di- 
vidends from- the normal tax on 
individual incomes, j 
• The graduatsd ■ corporation laV 
comejtax which the president pro- 
posed to repeal was estimated to 
yield ;?826,000,000 in the fiscal year 
1937. j 

\ Treasury experts were under- 
stood to estimate the proposed 
new levy on undistributed corpor-r 
ation profits would! n °t only .re- 
place the $994,600 000 taxes which 
woiild be rep r aled but, would pro- 
vide -an additional" .revenue ' of 
$620,000,000" from 1936. corpora- 
tion- -incomes:.- • ' 

The President ' told congress in- 
validation of the processing taxes 
Isft a delficlt In theibudget of ?1,- 
017,000,000 and that; the cash bon- 
us | bill would add an annual 
charge of $120,000,000 a year. 

'IWe are called upon, therefore" 
he j said, "to raise by some fcrm 
of ^permanent taxation ah. annual 
amount of ;$620,O00,0O0 

'jit mayi'b* said, truthfully and 
correctly, that $500 f 000.00 of this 
amount .represents substitute tax- 
es,jin place of the bid processing 
taxes, and that only $120,000,000 
represents new taxes'- not "hitherto 
levied." , < '■'•■ 

The chief executive- said he was. 
leaving "to the- discretion- of ""con- 
gress" _^he- formulation of appro- 
priate taxes. But he invited the 
attention of congress to ''a form 
of jtax which would accomplish an 
important tax reform, remove two 
major inequalities in our tax sys- 
tem, and stop' 'leaks* in ('present 

The annual' meeting of the Oklee 
Co-operative creamery scheduled 
to be held on Friday, February 28 
was postponed due to" the lack of 
a quorum. Deep snows and im- 
passable road's made it impossible 
for the farmers, to get into town 
to "attend the meeting. . AS; a con- 
sequence,* the board of directors 

until Friday,. "March 20th. 

The annual' report which was 
released Friday shows the | cream- 
ery to be in i excellent financial 
condition; with assets of over $17,- 
000 and liabilities of slightly ov- 
er $3,000; . $73,384.58. was realized 
from the' sale' of butter, manufac- 
tured and a '.iqtal : : of $6!6,037.23 
was paid outLfor butterfat.; j Total 
income from : other sources', \ total- 
ed $500 -S3. oA net , .surplus on 
hand . for- further distribution 'of 
$979.46 was reported. j j ' 

The statistical report _. [showed 
very ' satlsf actony results ofj inanu- 
facturo with ) ltO active patrons, 
having delivered 838 306 pounds of 
cream during the- ye-^r. AH aver- 
age, net price of 26.04 cents ' per. 
pound of butter mam^actured 
and an average price of 31.75 
cents per -pound for sweet] cream 
to pool patrons - was reported. 
67.35 percent jot th&- butterj manu- 
factured, graded Land ' O* ; Lakes 
quality. Thfjcost of manufacture 
was slightly;',under two cents per 
pound and wjth the general ex-. 
pense the cost per pound was 2.6S 
cents per pound. 



* : , ; •; 

Salvation Aripy !** , 

Sunday school ab 2:30 P M. 

Sunday Salvation meeting at 7:30, 
P. M. ' 

Tuesday Y. P. Legion at 6:30 P. 
,M. : " . 

Thursday, Prayer service at 7:30. 
P. M. : • 

Thursdav. Home League at 2:30 
V. M. | 

H-.i ir.\ay. Salvation meeting at 
7:30 P/M. . j ■ 

You are welcome to any of .pur 
meetings. , >. \ ' . 

J. 0. Jacobsoni Pastor :. ,;}. 


Sunday school! and BRjle class 
at 10:00 A. M. ! . | 

Morning worship at 11. 

Evening service" L at; 7:30 in 
charge " of the Gospel team in ab- 
sence of the pastorj 

Prayer meeting-ori Thursday ev- 

ening this week 

at | the home of 

Wheat— j 

N'o. 1 Dark Northern 
Dark Nor.. 58 lb. test 
No. 1 Amber Durum ■■', 
No. 1 Mixed Durum.''. 
No. 1 Red Durum . : . . 

Flax . i : 

Oats ;.'..;......;.... 


"Barley, i ............. 

■Corn ;..'...- 

( .$1.11 
.j 1.08 
l J .95 

Poultry and Produce 
Colored Springs^. .......... 

Leghorn iBprings 

Light HehsX'. ; 

Heavy Hens 

Cocks y/K ..'.... 

StagiT ■ ;.....'. 

Ducks, 41-2 lbs. r over .A. 
-Ducks, under 4,1-2 its'- ,-.v 

Geese ' [■ 

Tame Rabbits. ..... . 

'. -.13 

:i ■■ .11 

;•;-"... 09 
. "- V J.I. 

..: .ij 

. . .09 

Butterfat, ..Cash^. 

Sweet.. ■:..-. .v.. iv ....v: : 

Grade jNo ' 1 . . ;-. ..... .,«■ 

Grad8'4K£.2'- , .. . . . , / . 


Land 1 Lakes 
Convention | 

(Continued from Page 1) 

manager for Land O r Lakes incor- 
porated, Mr. Raymond Mathun. 
The district fieldman. Mr, Lager, 
was called upon to award the effi- 
ciency and cream grading prizes 
of j the district. O. B. - Stamhes of 
Halma. took first prize for effici- 
ency with a score of 99.09 percent 
for. the year. Norman -'Aslakson 
of j Bronson followed for second 
prize with a score of 99.03 percent 
arid Carl Lundberg of Warren took: 
third place with a score of 99 02 
percent. In cream' grading; N. E, 
Olson ^of Leonard took first prize 
'with a score of 98.51J percent; Ed 
Evans of Eddy, took] second with 
a score of 96.98 percent and Hjal- 
nrer 'Martin of Newfolden and Otto 
Bakken ;of OJilee each received a 
third priz&, being tied with a score 
ofj 9466. percent.., 

("Sy" Pesek ot'Crookston.yState 
assistant dairy and food* inspector 
awarded a prize^to;. Hepry Ander- 
son of the Viking- creaipery being 
the second prize^for attendance- at 
the Red Biyer "yaUey Dairymen's 
association convention. ' . • 
. [John Brandt; president and. gen- 
eral manager, pfVXand O' Lakes 
opened^his. speech (by stating that 
the dairy, industry^ #ill need .organ- 
ization because it , is on ihe ; .in- 
.orease. in s prOduc|ion- axCtf ..uhless 
thru sa^ea. efforts and organization 
the conaumpMon^f.d^to".prod^cts 
are Increased, the. -pi ' ^ ' " " 
:$t ce some'tdughpepnj 
rieajri future. ■ He ■*-"' 
iisatioV and 

pounds of : cream- were, 
received at the Grygla Co-operatf- 
ive creamery diirjng 1935, accordr 
ing to thje*-annual|;report released 
at" the annual meeting j Saturday,' 
February 29th. ' 129,214. pounds of 
this was [sweet cream ' arid a. total 
of 210.2G0. pounds' of butter* was 
manufactured. 97,158 pounds of. 
Land O' jbakes" grade butter was 
shipped out from I the plant- An 
average Of 25.77 cents per pound 
was recdved for all. bufter manu- 
factured jand an average of 27.72 
cents per ( pound" was paid patrons 
for butterfat. . The total cost' of 
operation averaged 3.24 \ cents per 
pound of butter manufactured. 

A net loss of $221.59 \yas report- 
ed on dairy -products, but this was 
offset by a 'gain oh sidelines and 
other income .'amounting, to $653.17 
leaving a net. i.nqpme for t the peri- 
od available, for surplus or distri- 
bution oft $857:78. : j ' 

The servjc'e' station .department 
reported a Bne volume of business 
with a total ■of -19,686 gallons of 
coop gas sales; 8,314 gallons of 
competitive gasoline sale and 930 
gals of motor oil and 747 pounds- 
of grease] having been disposed of. 
Total opprating expenses on* the 
station amounted r to 5.96 percent 
of sales, j Other sidelines handled 
include: cheese, ice cream, poultry 
eggs, ; feed, ' flour ;salt and turkey 
dressing service , > - | 

The Grygla' co-operative cream" 
ery association built, a newj"cream- 
ery building last summer and now 
has one bf the finest plants in the 
district. [The assets of the associ- 
ation amount to : over $25,000.00 
with a net worth .of $US09.04. ! 

Directors | elected at -the meeting 
were-as follows: ■ , * " 

Mrs. Adolph Erickson. . Sivert 
Askeiandl and Martin Sandsmark. 

Forum classified ads are' one cent per jjvOrd per' insertion. Mini- 
mum charge' 10 cents. Blind ads 10 cents additional. 

Credit wlil not be accepted for classified ' advertisements except- 
where advertiser already has. an account of. good standing, with the 
Porum. ' : 


"White Shorthorn bull, thirteen 
months old. big' enough" for serv- 
ice. See I E; Dyrdal,'7 miles west 
on Warren road and 3|4 bf a mile 
south." "Dr write him, Rte. l. Box 
S3, City. j . • ' *- 48-2tp 

'-.Queen incubator,- 
$15.00. ■ Mrs. I A. K. 
1. City. . I 

'240 egg size. 

Lockren Rte. 

. 1-tp 

Six row malting barley, clean- 
ed, 45c !bu. Bidding two horse 
cultivator. Twd row com pfent- 
er .Will trade for seed flax; Tom 
Welsch, Grygla, Minn. 1-tp 

Burbank potatoes', 
good cooker, 45c bu. 
216J at Sager, Oil Co. 

Xice, large 



Benson Will Abide 
Convention Choice 

For future. i*elivery. place your 
orders now ' for sturdy , GOLD 
-N'L'GGET CHICKS witli Odegaard 
& -Son, Flour, Feeds, Grain and 
Seeds, Thief River Falls, Minn. 

, ... ' 1-tc 

Deering Gold Medal Xo. 11 
cream separator in good* running 
condition. Also other models to 
choose from.' Odegaard &. Son 
Flour, Feed and Seds, Thief River 
Fails ,.Minn. ; 1-t-Comp. 

Our store building, which has to 
be removed this momh. unless the 
purchaser can. make different arr 
rangements-wlth the city. Answer 
this at once. : Northern . Trading 




•wheat $ 

2.00 per 

bu. Wisconsin 

No. 38 


barley 65c. 

H. E 



quist, Minn 

: i 


I Day-bed, 1 Folding Bed. 1 Kit- 
chen Set (Table and Chairs)/! l 
Three Burner "Oil Stove with ■ Ov:- 
en,- 1 Waterfront South Bend 
Range with. 60 gal'.. capacity tank 
and^all fittings. 1 Walnut Buffet. 
516 Arnold Avenue No.. Thief Riv- 
er .Falls; Minn. . 41-tp! 

Heavy paper, similar to building 
paper. Sheets about 4*x5\ Large 
bundle 25c. . Onlv a limited, sup- 
ply. Call early. FORUM. "Rts, 

j Underwoodj rotary- stenciLdupIi- 
1 cator. In very good condition. Will 

. to ti! 
attitude towards j endorsement by 
the - Farmer-Labor, convention or 
a wideopjen primary. Senator Elm'-- 
er A. Benson,, inl Washington to- 
day said: ' 

"I am |interesled primarily in' 
the aucess 'of the Firmer-Labor 
Party in jth'e forthcoming election. 
I am motivated entirely by what 
I believe w-ill accomplish, most for 
tlie Farmer-Labor] program, both 
state- and] nationally. ' ■ j 
. "Minnesota-'' ranno't afford 'to re 
turn its [government to i the reac- ! 
tionary elements who iri the past 
misruled jour state, dissipated' our 
natural .resources) and | exploited' da to d several davs . ^ 

LP e0P 2 e r m th ° inter ? st ot the i relatives at Thief River- Falls. 

..Tr If 6 ! ^ W * ..' <= ^ ' While there she will- receive tmer 

If thej convention sees fit to en- | dlca , t - rea tment for a chronic ail- 
dorse', me as the Farmer-Labor ' 

sell reasonably if "taken at once. 
Apply Box B Forum Office.. ' KTS' 

If you have -a. house to rent -or 
sell.-see W. H. Hulry, Rental, Sales 
and Insurance Agency. 2J.-RTS 

Shoe repair shop, with some' 
harh£ leouipment. ' Bldg. 
12x18. ' Six foot finisher; Singer 
patch m'achinV; ^small tools. Sell 
all or .part. Reasonable. Didrick 
Daniels jn, Middle, River, Minn. 

f e 46-47p 

. Old papers." Two bundles for T.. 
cents. ..FORUM; Office. ■_ Rts„ 

156 acre farm. Well improved 
with good buildings. ZVj. mi. from, 
town. H. E. Sjoquist. Strandqulst, 
Minnesota. ^,' 15-Rts 


Farm for sale or will trade for 
city property. \ See Mr. Bnsea, 
Thronson Motor Co. 30-ltp-2Q-RTS 



• Get your feedj ground at the Sin- 
clair Bulk Station. Helgeson & 
Fossum. 44-4tc-60c 

About March 2.0th, we )will an- 
nounce our n^w location. Bring 
us your Hides!. 1 Furs, Wool, Junk 
and' Scrap Iron, Northern Trad- 
ing Co. ' j:' 1-tp- 


Girl wanted at Dahl's bakery. 


Middle-aged woman- " housekeep- 
er wanted' Farm home. No small 
children.. Box 102, Rt. L, Thief 
River Falls. Minn. 3tp-43" 


Would like to trade Gobbler for 
jbreedihg purposes. Have L two- 
Bronze Gobblers. Gbrden M. Ol- 
son, Rte.- I, Box 102, Thief River 
Falls. Minn. ■ ■ 48-2-to 


were able to attend. "Tlie meeting ' 
was .postponed to a later jdate j 
when more people can be present 
and the group can organize/' | , 

: Mr. and Mrs Alfred Lindquist 
were Sunday visitors at the home 
of_ Mr. and Mrs'^ George Swanson. 


Mrs. Mike AritonofE left on Sun- 

Telephone Service 
; Gains Report Shows 

A gain of 466,500 telephones in 
the Bell System last year;making 
a total of 13,844,000 telephones in 
the system,- is reported by the Am- 
erican Telephone and Telegraph 
Company.' in its annual report for 
1935 which Has just been released. 
This company is the .parent com- 
pany of the Bsll Systenj, of which 
the Northwestern Bell Telephone 
is a part. [ 

In addition 1 to the telephones 
owned and operated by tjie Bell 
System, there, are about 3.506,000 
telephones operated by 6,60JO_ other 
companies which connect with its 
lines, making a total of about 17,- 
350.000 . telephones in the J United. 
States or more than half; of the 
telephones ha the world. Practic- 
ally ; any one of these telephones, 
can be .connected promptly to any 
other I 

Overseas telephone service was 
extended during the year to four 
more countries, the Dominican Re 
public Honduras, Paraguay and 
Iceland", making 67 countries that 
now. can be Reached from] nearly 
every telephone in the j United 
States. The volume of overseas 
telephone messages increased 13 
per cent over the preceding year. 
At the end. of 1935, ship-to-shore 
telephone service was available to 
and from ^0 transatlantic liners. < 

The high standards of telephone 
service were' fully \ maintained 1 In 
1935. the report says, and jfurther 
improvements were made, For ex- 
ample, ' comparing Bervice in 1935 
with 1929, operating errors 'on loc- 
al calls have been. reduced 40 per 
cent, the number of long distance 
calls handled while the caHlng per- 
sons remain at. the telephone in- 
creased f roni 71 to 92 per cent, the 
average" thne for making . jconned- 
tiona bnr long distance calls has 
•been reduced! from 2.8 to 1.4 min- 
utes, and troubles cleared on sub- 
scrfteraV; lines and telephones on 
the sa^. 'day asT- reported increas- 
ed from 9t- to '96 per cent 

candidate for Governor,] I shall 
make the fight, utilizing ;etery tal- 
ent and effort. Should the conven 
tionlseejfit to endorse' V somrone 
elsei-I shall immediately! withdraw 
from the race/and do everyth : ns 
within my po,wer (to help elect th; 

'endorsed] candidate. • [ ' 

"On the 'Other .hand. X. will not 
oppose, an i open primary. If the. 
convention determines that ah'op- 

.en "primaryl is ' desirable, : I will 
make a (clean fight for! the gov- 
ernorship, j I- assure the 1 members 
of my party that the chances of 
Farmer-Labor success in' the 'No- 
vember election will in "ho. way be 
jeopardized by any tactics used in 
my campaign. I jwill abide by the 
wishes and judgment of the rank 
and file .from whom onri party de- 
rives its- strength-" 

Garden Valley Phone 
Com'y Issues Report 

splendid" annual " ■ report has 
just '.'beeji issued by the -Garden 
Valley Telephone Co., the world's 
largest cooperative of its kind, 
.which shows the^ .earnings 
and expense for the year 1035, 
says; the Bagley Farmers' Inde- 
pendent j- T;he statement was made» 
as of Feb. .1, 1936 : The credit .bal- 
ance or actual worth of' the com- 
pany Is computed as • $330,043.41, 
and the statement says that . tlie 
value- ol ,'the stock dollar is now 
about $2.50, showing a gain of ll 
cents for "the year. The $3395)43.- 
41- shows an increase tor the year 
in the sum of $14,656.56! 

There are no notes payable now, 
Thomas Vollom, ^general- manager 
bf the company points out, as the 
$15 890.30. owed a year I ag 
all paid before 1 Feb. 1. j 
: Gilbert A. Brattland; oh^ of our 
local citizens, was one I of' the four 
original | organizers of the Garden 
Valley Telephone Company while 
he was (cashier of thej First State 
Bank of;. Winger |which he had al- 
so organized Mr. Brattland was 
its flrjstj treasurer and! one of the 
directors. The priginalj proposal 
was to huild as the first 1 beginning 
an eight mile linb from jWinger to 
RindaUand inland town. ■ Very 

soon ' it 

.extended [rapidly!, the Fer- 
tile exchange- being the . first one 

; The H°me Management.. Project 
' ' * " ineet'at fhe'honieof'filrai 

Nick ScholB on Monday, 


but due: bo 

loads only -a few ladles 



! H. I. Finstad and P Kolseth* are 
at Thief River Falls serving on! the 
pe,tit jury during the current court 
session, ri , . i ' 

. Miss Elsie 'Engebritson' returned 
on 'Saturday to her "home at Proc- 
tor .after a ten days' visit yrith 
her sister* Mrs. J. Evenson 


- "r 

Local & Long 

Stock and General 
■* - • Trucking . 

Bredeson & Sons 

Phone 417. ' 
216 Fourth St. West 

Thief River Falls, Hinnesota 

The Do-A-Way club holds its 
meeting at the Carl Xorquist home 
Saturday. March 7th, in aftern|oon. 
Mrs. C. Norxpiist Mrs. John John- 
son and Anna Johnson are hos- 
tesses. The members are request- 
ed to bring thin boards from' apple 
or peach boxes about 6 inches wide 
and empty wooden spools 

Miss Signe Valsvik visited with 
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. Vals- 
vik, over the week end. 

Marceline'Ratium, who is employ 
ed at the "Dr. O. F. Melby home in 
Thief River Falls visited with! her 
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Ranum, last Sunday. j 

Mrs. O. N. Olson, who has been 
ill the past week and a half, is [able 
to be up and around again. | 
. Raymond Rustadi.who has heen 
visiting! with his uncle and aunt, 
Mr and Mrs. Turnvall for _some 
time. -.returned to Minneapolis I last 
Monday. i 

Margaret iLokken visited at| the 
Ole Torkelson.home last Thursday 
and helped Thelma Torkelson cele-r 
brate her birthday which occurred 
that day. .| 

Otto Myhe're. who is employed 
at the O. N. Olson home, visited at 
his parental home in Thief River, 
Falls, last Sunday. . 

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCrum and. 
son Bruce visited at the O. N. Ol- 
son home last Sunday and h.elped 
Mrs. Olson- pelebrate hej- birthday 
which occurred that day. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Anderson 
were dinner guests at the horae"of ' 
Mr. and Mrs Carl Bloom, Sunday. 

Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sandry- visited . 
with Bert Sandry ana .family from 
Sunday until Tuesday when they 
returned to. their home near* here. 

Victor Axelson. returned \ from 
Thief River Falls Monday where 
he spent a few days visiting with 
his sister, Mrs. Fritz Christiahson- 

Lloyd Ranum left for. Reynolds, 
N". Dak., Sunday where he will be 
employed for some time. 


Mrs. Louis Cloutier of Thief "Riv 
er Falls visited with Ber sister; 
Mrs. Lloyd Anderson and also with 
her parents, Mr. and .Mrs. Henry 
Rye Friday ; She returnedr home 
Saturday morning. :f 

Mrs. Thom Holten left for Thief 
River . Falls Saturday morning 
where she visited with her daugh- 
ter Miss Bertha and also other .ni^ 
ends aitd relatives. .--.- 
'Mr. and- Mrs. Albert, Braaten 
were Sunday afternoon callers at 
the C. Bloom home: - " . .' '.^.j .- 

MIsb Alice Mellem re turiwdfToih. 
•Vifcihg, where she has spent-.ftffew 
days visiting with her aunt, Mrs. 
Lena Nordgaard, Friday. 



' Feed .Grinding, every Friday. 
Wood sawing, every day except 
Friday.- j See oj- write Martin Rehm 
Hazel,' ilinri. 45-4tp 



hrxnnxQ ttwf. to fO/ET- 

THEBE0N ■" - 

State of Minnesota 
County of Pennington 


■In Re Estate ot Albert Nelson.' 
Decedent. ' ; 

Lloyd A Nelson having filed a ; 
petition for. the probate f the will 
of. said decedent' and for the ap- ' 
pointment of Norman Nelson ■ of . 
Bagley, Minnesota as Executor of 
said Will, which will is ,on file in .; 
this Court and open to inspection; ' 

IT IS ORDERED, That the hear- 
ing thereof be had -on March 30, 
1936, at 10 o'clock, A. M.' before 
this Court in the probate court 
room in the court house in ^hiet 
River Falls, Pennington 1 ' County 
Minnesota, arid that objections to* 
_the allowance 1 of said will', if any, 
be filed before said time of hear- 
ing, that the time within which 
creditors of said decedent may file 
their claims , be limited to four 
months from the date hereof, and 
■that .tite claims so filed be n:ard 
pn Tuesday, June 16, 1936, at 10 
o'clock A. M.yhefore this Court in 
the probate court room in the 
court house in Thief River Falls, 
Minnesota, s,ntf that notice hereof) 
be BivenJtayribHcation of thhi or-j 
der .Jn tne'9r>County Forum and 
by mailed notice'' as provided by 
law. : ...'■:.'. i. . r !) - 

. Dated-^hrnarylS, 1936J j. 



'"_" Probate jfcdge. 
Robert Pe* "•■*-■ 

■:. A^torne: 


Volume IV. 

WARREN 26-21 

Loren Stadum, First^Time at 
Center, Wins Place on 
District All Stars : 


Sensational Last Minute Rally 
Wins Title for the 'Little 
Green Wave' 

Thief River IjaMfl; Pennington County, :MJtanejori; Thursday,: March 12, 1936 


. The Lincoln High School Prowl- 
ers won the- consolation title in 
the district tournament held at 
Crookston Thursday] and Friday. 
March 5th and 6th, when they de- 
feated* Warren hy a score of 25 to 
21. East Grand Porks, district 
champions by virtue "of a thrilling 
19 to 17. victory- over Crookston in 
the final same of the tournament 
Friday evening, will- represent 
District 31 at the regional tourna- 
ment at Bemfdji,' March 12 and 13. 
The Prowlers lost their chance 
for the championship Thursday e-v 
enin». in their first game of the 
tournament when"; they were de- 
feated by the strong Crookston 
team by a score of 34 to 22. ' In 
the consolation game between the 
Thief River team and their tradV 
tiona" rivals from Warren. >?tfae 
Prowlers lead early in the - ! first 
quarter and maintained/a slight 
lead throughout the^gamei the 
quart&r scores beingr 9;to 4, 16 to 
10, 20 to .13, auoT25 to 21, all in 
the ProwlersVfavor. ■ '; 

,The championship game was ,the' 
most spectacular of the tourna- 
ment^reaching its climax in the 
lastr minute of play, when after, a 
sensational last quarter . during 
which the score for the two teams 
was tied. East Grand Forks scoreiT 
a basket giving them the champion 
ship. . : i y< j 

Loren Stadum of the^frowlers- 
who played fpr the^ifst time i as 
center In the tournament and who 
scored six baskets for the Prowl- 
ers. in the consolation game, mm 
a position/On the All-Star team 
Two fc players from East * Grand 
Forks/and one each from Crook- 
ston and Warr*m also were sei 

Forum Board WUK^ ' ) 
Meet on/Saturday 

The^board^of directory, of j 
tUVForum. publishing company I 
.will meet^at the. Forum office \ 
x iov the regular March meeting j ' 
on Saturday of this week at i 
.1:30 P..M. ; 

County Receives Mareh^ 
" School; Apportionment 

57.180.92 was received by the 
Pennington county ^treasurer oh 
Monday from ■ the/s'tate. treasurer, 
being the county's apportionent- 
ment for the jnonth of March from 
the; state school arid endowment 
fun.d. . / ) - ■- •;, 

The/Paymcnt. is on the basis of 
'^T»r pupil" ror 2354.4 pupils in 
.the'county. \ 

Hunters in County Bag 
■33 Wolves J puring Winter 

; Thirty-three big had wolves 
have bit the dust (if they could geL 
at it .thru. three feet of-: snow) in 
Pennington county since the first 
of December. 1935. according jrf 
county auditor Arthur Sensfod. 
Twenty-one of these have'' been 
killed since the first o&ihe year. \ 
The county has^patd a total, of 
?495 to the wolf^Jiunters in bounty, 
Mr. . Ssnstad ^stated, there, being a 
bounty of^ls: per adult animate 
The cmirity is reimbursed by, the 
state^for wolf bounty paid; Mrl 
Seristad" sail!. Most of the animals 
<*ere killed in Reiner, Star and 
Hickory townships ' 


fleeted* f6r the All-Star" 
tournament officials. 


The Deportation of Sinai 

To Transient Camps 

/ Draws Fire 


An attempted wholesale depor- 
tation of single unattached WPA 
workers t'o transient camp was re- 
ported to the workmen's! protect- 
ive league at its meeting on Mon- 
•day evening Letters have been 
sent out by the Detroit iLakes dis- 
trict office of the works [progress 
administration Informing all un- 
attached single men working on 
WPA that their paycheck there 
win be stopped and that She orilv 
alternate to Joining tht ranks of &*» 
unemployed will be for ihem Jtb' 
accept (transportation on March! -9 
to a transient camp where th'ey 
will receive $15 pe r mopth. ,The 
workmen s group adopted a stroke 
resolution .addressed to Senator 
Elmer A. Benson, Congressman R 
T. Buckler and. Governor /Floyd B 
Olson requestintr them to'use their 
influence to curb this- Inhuman. 
un-American proceedure and ".ito 
protest against the starvation pay 
on TvT>A projects. , . ;.. T 

The organization also voted to 
affiliate with the/Minnesota Farm- 
er-Labor association and elected 
w j. Douvilleand w. H .Quist as 
their representatives on: the Pei£ 
nington county central committee 
of the association. W. H.>Quist 
was elected the -•-"' ° 


irtlons Si:*S,00O.(Hj- Mure 
Was Distributed 
Last Year X '■' 

Minnesota counties' will receive 
approximately -$138,000 more for 
their local roads from the state-' 
and bridge. fund, this yefl-ri-j fta n: 
last The state board of, allotment: 
consisting of Highway' Commis- 
sioner N W. t EIsbergi State Treas- 
urer Julius Schma'hl and* State Au- 
ditor Stafford King, has estimated 1 
the 1936 fund at $4,550,000 compar- 
ed with-'54,411,647 in 1935. 
..The board estiniattd 1936 re- 
ceipts from the state one-mill road 
tax at 51 050,000 and from , one- 
third of the state gasoline tax at : 
?3.500,000. Receipts from -these 
two [sources constitute the state's 
contribution toward improvement 
of county roads. Distribution of 
the funds to the . individual coun- 
ties is- based on a percentage for- 
mula established by law. The one- 
mill tax funds are used on state- 
aid roads and the gas tax funds on 
county-aid roads. 

Amounts allocated by the board 
of. allotment to counties in this 
section are: 

■ Allot, from 
. County 1-miH tax 
Clearwater .?10,124 
Marshall ... 10,124 
Pennington . . 10,124 

Polk ., 10,124 

Red 'Lake 10,124 

Roseau 10,124 



Air Markings are to be 
Painted on Roof- of , the 
City Auditorium 1 ~v 



!. - • ; . . 

Bid's on Police Car are 
Laid Oyer to Friday 
Evening Meeting '. '>* 

Mayor W. W. Prichard^ddress- 
ing the council at Itju-meeting on 
Tuesday evening suggested - that 
the city sboulpV-'festrict the issu- 
ance of beer^licenses, stating that 
_to keen^competition may tend to 
bring^m bootlegging and illegal 
practices that the city should try 
.-to discourage: He also suggested 
pursuant to a request from the 
federal air. board that the council 
should designate a building' in the 
city where air route "travel mark- 
ings can be painted for' the "guid- 
ance of aviators. The council de- 
signated the city auditorium . and : 
the WPA will "sponsor the paint- 
ing .of proper Identification mark- 
ing on the roof of the building. 

Earl Long business agent of 
tivi workmen's protective league 
appeared 'before the . council 'and* 
^suggested that in view of the : con-; 
dition of the city streets: during' 
the break-up,, fifty. men : from;*h'is 
organization should be potato work 
nlsaning up the downtown district. 
The suggestion was referred to'the 
street committee. 

A communication from -the state 
board of health called attention to 
tha poor condition, of -the city's 
sewage system and suggested that 
the city take steps to remedy the 
matter Serious effects on the 
city's health may be the result if 
these steps are not taken, .the let 
ter stated..;. 

Refreshment, license was jrrant;; 
ed to O. H. Nelson and building 
removal permits" were granted to 
Ijeroy Favrow for. the moving in 
of a small building which Is : .to be 
used in remodeling his home, and 
for the moving nut of a barn from 
near the Red I-aV e ice house to 
east- of thp."ity". Gust Opg'eth was 
granted building permit covering 
" new /.residence at an estimated 
f Continued on bade page) 

Red Lake Farmer-Labor. 
; /Convention on Sunday 

The Red Lake county -Farm? 
er-Labor association wlif hold 
<(ts biennial, convention ft the 
auditorium it| Plummer ion 
Sunday, Alaich 16th.'| iTtfe 
meeting will I e; called to! order 
- at one o'clocU,! the announcei 
meat states. j '"-jj. -S" J^> 

Prominent speakers! have 
been invited, itj is statepi^and 
election of delegates^lft the 
state convention^^fioth district! 
convention and] ninth district: 
congressional district "c&hvenjJ 
tion ■; is>on the programs" ;v * ! j 


A^iH^p;j||;th^if- RK'er Fdlli Forum 

Number 49 


gtyfe ShowPrbmises 

' The Belsi Ever GWn in 
^This Cit^r\ i i . j ■ 


WiU: Be 
in Many 


lockbox Patrons JAre . Urged : 
Caliat Office Fo r * 
Box Keys ■ r; 


Niemi Fills in for ■ 

F. H. Nickeson atForum 

John V. Niemi, until recently, 
manager of the River Valley 'store 
at- Oklee has been pinchjhitting 
as advertising ^salesman^for the 
Forum Tuesday and Wednesday, of 
this week. . Mr. Floyd H. Nickeson, 
the Forum's regular advertising 
salesman isxfonfined to his home 
with anattack of pneumonia. He 
is reported 'to bd improving today. 

^>IP. Niemi. ,has considerable ex- 
perience! in th© advertising, busi- 
ness, having been employed by co- 
operative enterprises as store man- 
ager, organizer, and advertising 
salesman for a number of years. 

When the windows of? the post 
office in the Citizens TStite Bank 
building are closed at noon Satur- 
day of this week they>- -will :' stay 
down for good, local officials stat- 
ed- this week. . The^ inari ' wiij be 
available in the new.^f fide oh Sun- 
day morning. Persona having 
lock boxes in the 1 post - of flee'' are 
urged to call at the of fice before 
noon Saturday and -get the- keys 
for the box they, have beeji allotted 
in the new building if they exp'eet 
to get their mail' op. Sunday." 

Installation of fixture* in the 
new building has been alinost com 
pleted and except' !for some.of the 
distribution tables j wbJch'have not 
yet arrived, ;everytiimgi : wiii;-. be 
^completed i>y nobnlSaturjaaylready 
for mosing '.in. - iSeverair tables 
from the old office will b4 used" un- 
til the new ones ' arrive, -■ Mr. Leg^ 
s vold stated. j ? * 

Industrial Show- 
Most Complete 

The Elmer 4- Bklundlpost of the 
American Leglpn 1 and business in- 
stitutions of iThief HJveriFalls will 
be hosts to [ Northern ■ Minnesota 
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of 
next week when the ninth annual 
Spring Exposition will | be tinder 
way at the city auditorium.! 

All popula| cars will be on show 
ing on the mkin floor of the build- 
ing and an industrial exhibition of 
more than Udual : interest will be 
displayed in ihe basement. And it : 
is no dutch treat for admission is 
free ali„afteriopn and early even- 
ing to bdth floors. A small ad- 
mission char, ;bJ will be . made for 
the Style Sh jw on Thursday ev- 
ening and fofi Jhe vaudeville per- 
formances Friday- and Saturday 
evenings. jTl ej-e will be dancing 
each evening after the } programs. 
Abbie Andrews' and .his famous 
dance band v-ill present the inus- 

f Continued] on backj page)j 

{Convention Chairman } 

Paul A. Harris 

iPaul A. Harris, vice" chairman of 
the state farmer-labor association 
was elected chairman of the Pen- 
nington county fanner-labor^ con- 
vention held at the court house on 

Local People Attend Mpls. 
Land C Lakes Convention 

Five members of the local Land 
O* Lakes personnel left for Min- 
neapolis Tuesday where thsy^iil 
attend- the, annual '-convention- of 
the Land* O* Lakes Creameries*In- 
corporated, held in that citr Wed- 
nesday, Thursday and Friday of 
this week. ' -,, ' 

Inclued in the party were B. O. 
Norby, plant manager, C . W» San- 
de, Douglass Boreen. Clarence" 
Vevea, and Carl Brahff. ' 

Asst. Af y. Gen. t Qrfie^ 
.To Speak Here 3V?ircl^ 

. The. Sons and Daughters of N! 
way Lecture Courae^iwiU*. come to 
an ^nd^for tbis'^ea^tf^with- the" 
next- immber ion Tdonday .eyening. 
March 30th." The'fsubiect of the 
lecture is "Contributions to world 
history by Nqrway; and Norwegi^ 
ans" and the. speaker is the weli>- 
known Assistant Attorney General 
M. is T . Orfield of "St Paul. The* 
Brage Chorus of Tliief River Falls 
will furnish- the musical part of 
the program. ' | . } 

The Committee asks that all who 
received pledge cards -at the Mayj 
or Queen Lecture return the same 
before the next number, -on the 
30th.. They can 'be left.Et either 
of.^the following: Neset's Jewelry, 
-Rexall Drug Store 1 , Larson Com^ 
ipany. ■!'*'- 

Northwest Station Weather Reports 

Shows February Coldest Month 

mcmljar of the Pennington county 
delegation to the state (aririer-li- 

The business agent was instrnct 
^:,y, a I ransc for a speaker; wlio 
mil lecture on a- subject ol" Us 
own choosing and cohdnct ani onen 
forum at the next meeting of the 
league on Monday, J&rch 23rd.l 
™£Z?¥ It? "a«nAers;were ad- 
^^5 S.* 116 "'■SMiization -whici. 
nownnnibers one hundred I ana 
twenty-six ■ ■ 

More than usual interest center- 
ed around the weather reports is- 
sued by the Northwest Experiment 
Station during the past winter. 
This was due not only to the' long 
period of seyere weather £«Hi. im- 
passable roads, uut to a number of 
new records established '^uring 
February: The following Jsum- 
marpyprepared by R. s. ; Dunham, 
station . agronomist -will conse- 
quently be of interest throughout 
-the Red River Valley area. 

For thirty-eight ' consecutive 
days, January 15 to February '21, 
the maximum temperature - as re- 
organization^ "?5 aed a ' the Northwest- School 
■ihS2"5r-l! dlff not rtae to zero. For. forty- 

I '. 

Townsend CInbs toi Meet 
At Court House Friday 

Townsend clubs of Pennlngto 

wunty^ni hold a. general nwei- 

: *!_?*LS 1 ^--?SW , r iMUBe'dn. Fridky 

-Wa^P'i r *i» t i '««^#.''a!^Be. jar 

^mriiJ^tbis.TBiMif^ ; ~ ™ 

five successive days; January 10 to 
February 23, the -lowest temperat- 
ure remained helow zero. Prom 
Novembers f March 1, there were' 
seventy-seven days with minimum 
temperatures below zero. From 
ODeceniber 15 to March 1, the tern-: 
perature did. not rise- above the 
freezing point at any time Aver- 
age, temperatures for the "winter 
months were as follows: 

November: 16.8 degrees as com- 
pared, wtth 25.6, for the^6-year av- 
erage. . - - -V . 

rDecember:9.8 degrees as com- 
pared with 10:5 degrees for the 5- 
year average! 

JanuarvV '—9.0 degrees as com- 
pared with 4.4 degrees for the 5- 
yearaverage. : 
Jg*rua"ry: —13.7 degrees' as com 

ifSS^W 7.0 degrees for the 5- 
JaarvMBrage, .... . ... . ;■ 

: >¥ ^J! a;r '' 'S 3 ' yn» the (oldest 

January eyer recorded-' at the 
Northwest Station and' February 
1S36 was the coldest month evar 
recorded. The .minimum for the 
year was reached February 15 
when thermometer sank to ^-61 
degrees. .^Previous lows were-^33 
in 1916 and —39 ln'13\2y< 
, The total snowfall up?to March 
jl measured 34 6 inches''which when 
| melted, resulted In/2.69 Inches of 
;water. ' The' aevere. cold made the 
:|now unusuall/ dry. Commonly 
S* lnc hes of,Snow would result in 
,3A inches ^4;! inches of water. 
jiBis dryness was an important 
factor/Which made Wowing and 
.dnfttajj . the dlfllcull factor it 
Jias'-ibceiJ this winter. . Depth of 
snow; has not been recoredd in pr 
fious; years, but the amount of wi- 
fer in melted snow for the winter 
measured, 3.08 Inches In 1931 3 76 
?«** '? 1034 ' SM inAM'in 1933, 4 " 
1M1 Tnrf 8 - 'I 192 . 6 - "K inches- fa 
1921, ,4 01 inches in l«flL and 4 46 
inches in 1916. ■ r ; p»" ,la MD 

3t. Bernard Guiidlo 


iMarshall County- Man^^U 'Lodged 
in County. Jail After a ■'■ 
Dogged Chase 

John Melvie . from! -'near Viking 
was taken into/.custody on a car 
theft charge.-T>y . deputy sheriff 
Marshall , Kays ^>f Marshall county 
on Tuesday evening following ' a 
four" mile chase thru woods and! 
across prairie.- ] /^ j-, 

; Deputy Kays was,Teturning from 
the east end of Jthe. county Tuesday 
afternoon; when" he [came across a 
car in Uie^ditch about ten miles 
west oMhis city. Upon investiga-' 
|tjon--he found-" that (he recognized^ 
{.the icar as belonging to a Warren 
man and be found tracks fronv the 
car towards the woods nearby. Go 
ing to a telephone, he called War- 
ren and was informed that the car 
had been stolen He called Sher- 
iff Arthur Hambeck of this city and 
when he arrived, the two of them 
set out following the- tracks 'of 
■the thief. They came up with nim 
after four miles- thru the snow, 
where he.'was lying completely 
exhausted.. After a' rest, he was 
able to navigate the four miles 
back to the road* however, and was 
taken to Warren where he was 
lodged in the county jaiL 

Major OaeV-ri of Winnipeg Indicts 

Sys^mj that ''Debases the People'? 

An audience, which, three fourths 

'filled/the 'large, "city auditorbum 

w-as^eld spellbound. by the:- qjiiet, 

dlgnaneff oratory of Maypr John. 

; L Qrtieen of Winnipeg, Friday even-i 

^- -. ■ •-...[■: .., .r . 

Appearing heretdli the' third -of 
a series of winter | lectures spon^ 
sored by, .the Sbn's land (Daughters' 
of Norway, and (under the auspices 
of the Civic and Commerce asso- 
ciation,, the executive of the. Can- 
adian metropo is speaking on "The 
riansers td Ouij Civilization", laid 
.down a stern indictment of jthe 
ipresent sejeial ky ? tem of produc- 
tion for profit, Tyhich ha said "Hon 
ors the Shyloote, stones! the" pro- 
phets and i debases the common 
people." j : ; 

Mayor Queen- was introduced! hy 
Mayor W.I W. .Pilchard I of this 
city, who in hjs introduction drew 
a, brief history, of- the ^Canadian 
Chicago", and its growth and 'de- 
velopment; Referring In ; His open- 
ing remarks U the development of 

S6S0.700 IS STATE ■ | 



Winnipeg Mayor Queen said 1 tiiat 
his city .lilfe all large cities,- has 
all the earmarks of a decadent so- 
cial system, as well as the "usual 
signs of modernity to be found in 
any metropolis. While we have 
the beautiful parks, excellent -edu- 
cational, institutions, and other 
things which can. make life worth 
while for the people, we also have' 
6,000 heads' of. families on relief. 
Living on a restricted diet in the 
same wsy as would -be necessary 
in case of famine, while* we- in 
Canada like you here In 'the United 
States are troubled with a . tre- 
mendous carry-over of wheat for 
which we can find no "market, lie 
said. After all. Tie said, while we 
have mad? enormous strides tech- 
nically and scientifically, so that 
we fly thru the air and sail under 
the sea.-we have failed in provid- 
ing amethbdof distribution which 
adequately provides for the needs 
of the people. "A social system 
.(Continued, on Back 'Page') 


Bids on ihighway jobs 
to .cost approximately vuuu ,i W 
have >been icalled for. March 27 by 
the Minnesota^ .Highway depart- 
ment. The 13] road ' projects in- 
cluded in the, fait" for bid's are di- 
vided among, the .'following 11 coun- 
ties; St Louisj v C^oodhue, Itasca, 
Lake of the -Wopds; Koochiching, 
Nicollet, LyonVMcLieod, (Wabasha. 
Stearns and Wright. 

9thDikF-LA 8 s'a 
To Meet) At Erskine 

T»he Ninth a ngressionai district 

convention i of 
association ! wil i 

Serve St. Patr ick's Day 

The St Bernard Ladles Ouild 
will serve a St Patrick's Day' din- 
ner at the st| Bernard hall on Sun 
day, March 15th. 

; A delicious: menu is offered and 
serving will 5:00 p. nv, 
•"fa* .art. 60. ^centa 1 per. plate for 
adults and 28 cents for children. 

Dairy Expert Td 

Speak; in County 

H. B, Searles, University of Min- 
nesota Dairy Extension Specialist,' 
Trill discuss problems of Interest 
to dairy farmers at meetings to be 
held at various points in the coun- 
ty on Tuesday and Wednesday of 
next [week, says R. M. Douglass 
County Agent . . 

.'. Meetings :,will *e.. ; Iheld at the 
Court House in Thie'f.iRiyer'Falls 
at 2 P. M on Tuesday,, March 17, 
and at the Bilden-Olsbn'Ball at St 
Htlaire on Wednesday. tMarch 1R 
at 2 P. M. I / T * >'? ,/' ^? 

The outlook, for . daiioC 

lne on Monday, March 23.11036 an- 
nouncement re'( eired ny H. O. Ber- 
ye, of this! citV secretary of the 
district group this week. 

Selection of delegates of which 
there are to Jm "" "-■- " • 

'the farmer-labor 
be held 'at Ersk 

-v ^-. 2.8 from this coun- 
ty was let^fty' the county conTen- 
tion to the. coul ty central commit- 
tee. ■:.-:' I - • ! 

' | .-r . i •,:' 

Red Lake- county has > 11 delei 
gates and Marshall county 38 dele- 
gates to the convention, i TSe ap- 
portionment ia! based. on one;dW- 
gate for each.] 00 votes, or major 
fraction cast to r Oor.'OIabn in the 
last general elifctIon. : L '"'^ 

All mattdrs lot iparb- i.&tereat 
which may! p/jlneriy .co«de-*efore 
the convention! "eifo'^wiimder- 
led. Mr. Berva «»6d.. f imlm^amr 
vention has in the past^tnade in- 
dorsement for | ^nyWApipij- ■ -. 

Dems to Hold Co. 
Convention Apr. 24 

! : The Pennington county demo- 
cratic convention will" ba held in 
the court house in tills city Thurs- 
day, April 16th. 1936, according to 
a call issued this week by county 
democratic chairman, H. O Chom- 

The convention which is called 
pursuant to a call issued by John 
P. D;j Meighan. i chairman of the 
Minnesota Democratic State Com- 
mittee frill elect one delegate, and' 
one "delegate, at large, and fourteen 
additional delegates and alternates 
to thejdemocratic state convention held at the St. Paul auditori- 
um on) Tuesday, April 21, 1936. ■ 

Part;y usage m> Pennington coun- 
ty does not require precinct cau- 
cuses; jthe call states, and the, con- 
vention will be a mass convention, 
and as| such will elect its delegates 
and a county committee.- 

; Every legal voter in the county, 
who af 'firms * that Jie voted for 
P/anklbi D. -Roosevelt in 1932 ' and 
,niterids.t6 vote for the democratic 
candidate for. president 4n MSB, or 
,i? he did. not vote on president in 
1936 intend^ to (vote den\ocratid 
this fall is eligible to a seat at 
delegate to^thls county convention. 

Former Residents! to 
Unite at Minneapolis 

Former 1 residents of Thiof ! River 
PaUa;ini;at. Hilaira connnnnities 
wfll~hbiaiaia«.unionVat the Curtis 
Hotel in' Minneapolis on Satoroer 
iW '..*J»t at .* ; ip- ' ni., accorollw .oiuerg. at lei 
■ to ^Sl rt 5?" ! i*W ■*&* -titom** Tierore'' 1 ^ 
, '*° tt TO'^i^C«ntertatament 1 «Bd, :1X" >' "- - 
55 n ^SMW' , *S si * ****"• Dr.vHilbf 
W; ;«rohcji;;'fi!nnerljr' of thfa cfii 
iat'chalf'Mtiliwt Wr.:i.K A: . vLut.nM^.. 


Pennington. Co. Conven- 
tion Instructs Delegates' 
For, Olson and Benson 


lehm, )jenson, j Harris, 
Berve, and Bjornaraa 
Are State Delegates 

Over 90 delegates from ail parte 
of the county gathered at the" Pen- 
nington county court room on Sat- 
urday in the biennial Pennington, 
county farmer-labor convention. A. 
talk on tax reform was given by 
Representative J. O. Melby of Ok- 

-Following some confusion in rev 
gard to the seating -%f the dele- ' • 
gates, the assemblage. proceeded^e 
ballot for convention chairman. "Ji 
V: Patton and. Pan] A. Harris wenf 
plac&jf in nomination and the uuV '" 
ter was elected.. Herman A^ KjosT 
was elected convention, secretary. 
Einar Jenson, J. M. Theige and C. 
E._ Hellqulat were named a ■ com- 
mittee on resolutions,.^. 

In proceeding to ballot for dele- 
gates to the state: convention. '» 
motion was made, .seconded andT - 
carriEd .that two ballots be taken 
The nominees from the rural dis-~-, 
tricts ; wer e placed" in' one sroupV 
front winch three delegates werer 
cliosen and tho nominees from thfa 
city were placed in another group 
from which two delegates were ^ 
chosen Results 9 f the ballottine' ' 'f 
showed Otto Rehm of Kratka En?" 
ar Jenson of Highlanding and BJ 
Bjornaraa of Hickory selectee! 
from the flrst group with J. T-' 
Patt»n as, alternate and Paul A. . 
Harris and H. O.' Berve selected 
rrom the. second group with :R M- 
Aalbu as alternate. 
. Upon motion the 1 selection' oX 
del^atea.Jo the 65th district leg- 
I? a .i e „S°" venti<,n and delegated : 
to the Nmth district congressional 
convention was. left to the county 
central committee. •.'■'■' 

(Continued on Back Page) 

mark 25 years 
with festival^ 

Programs to be Presehted at ' the 
Establishment on Borch < 
18th, 20tb and 21st 1 ' 

Gustafson and Son, local imple- 
ment and automobile dealers will 
present a three-day program, of 
motion pictures, speakers and a 
noor showing of agricultural . ma- 
chinery trucks and cars .on Thurs- 
uay Friday and Saturday of next •' 
wfcek in - commemoration ■ of the 
z»th anniversary of 'the foundlns 
of the establishment "ju«ns 

• The basement of the spacious 
new building constructed . by the 
firm last season wUl be converted 
■nto a moUon picture theatre with, 
liberal seating capacity where talk 
1"! £? , * lre »'""r« °e shown for. the 
Mtertainment of yisitora; There " 
will be Programs !in Bfesentation. 

tbruont Jhe afternoon on Thursday ■ 
£?- ^-l 7 -. The P'"<*lres wfll de- 
pict the building of Boulder dam. 
thei.ent.iry ot Progress growtog; 

X &fJ 2 0TinB rubber 8°"^. 

ari .Sf tar,ia ^s program WiU start 
*.«i ?' m - ™d.will includst a 
band concert, dedication' of the 
new maiding and speaking pro- 

S'lfternoSn. 011 ^ ^ W P d ; ta 

Register Labor 

Need Early; NRS 

.Jf^L,"^™ '<T'*»r™ workers 
ere urged byrepresentatlves of r the 
National Heemploynieiit atice at ■ ■ ! 
Thief River FaJis." : " 

A _conslderaWe>number of farm '■ , 
hands, tractor operators, dairy .! 
1 -3 s ' ^ ore ' *"*»• «Wiamen^ut 
nu^ from ffierfg^northweS 
counbes are fregtstered and avail- 
a» for empl<ryn^t'.it jfae --two 
^IJSnent offlcee if this district' 
5?>«Mned respecttiEly at^oki , 
utonVand^erRiv^Enlnt^^r. ' 
Jroedon the , seasonal' rnah' of 

«mploymen^ official*. ioUcIt ti^fe? ' 

*; better I selection • 
iiwill avoid ~4wair i 
Jjf men whea iao- ; 

) "' 






In the blacksmith shop of the Min- 
nesota State; Highway depart- 
ment's 'maintenance division at 
Hopkins, is recovering from injur- 
-jes received In a 'freak accident, 
kelson was 'smobtliing down a 
- steel rod on a 'power driven buffer 
when .-the rod iwas twisted out of 
~his hands by the speed of the ■'buf- 
fer wheel. Entering his chest, the 
fiteel piece traveled thru his jaw 
and one end of it lodged in his 
mouth. He was given treatment 
at once, and will toe incapacitated 
for only two weeka\| 

Clarissa. — Evidently intent 
'showing*- Clarissa villagers just 
(bow efficient it was, a Qreat Nor- 
thern railway sno^ plow not only 

■ cleared the tracks ;rt .snow- recent- 
ly, but in its zeal for cleaning com- 
frietely shaved off JB8 planks in the 
filatform of the Clarissa depot - The 
plow, hitched' behind a south- 
bound freight engine! was pulling 
a string of cars oh Its way but of 
town when the air pressure which 
controls the wings jot !the plow gave 
■way. letting the j wings to the 

■ ground level as the plow was pass- 
ing the depot. Traveling at a rate 
«t about 10 to 15 1 miles per hour, 
the plow ripped up Q8 planks for 
at>out. 50 feet along !the platform. 
The. trainmen operating" the plow 
managed to get thej.wing up in 
the air before it could" hit the cin- 
.der" portion of: the 1 platform, prob- 
ably saving train ■;' from being 
thrown from the tracks. 



tortile. — Nature is: hard to 'beat,' 
and in looking for. oddities the ^un- 
usual accomplishments of Mdther 
Nature can*tl>e ignored. A-^otton-- 
iwood tree on thejfarnyof Ca'rKJ. 
Anderson near Fertile "blew, down 
recently, and its height of 42 feet 
was cut up foryheating wood. In 
the cutting, •& peculiar .circum- 

'«tance was discovered. The -tree 
toad not been one tree "hut two, for^ 

. inside the green outer tree was'uie 
smaller, original one. It appears 
that the. outside .tree grejirout from 
the last "branch \bf _the original 
tree, and cbntinue^growing. devel- 
oping into^a ^perfect cottonwood 
tree and completely, covering thr. 
transplanted tree' -, The stump of 
the. InsidV'tree was 'eight feet tall; 

Che outer tre« 

fnie-^tree had 

: indicating its 

18 inches in girtjif 

34 ( distinct "rings", 

_ igei. which ha$ "been 

established as correct by ,Ander- 

eon. who reca Is the Jinie the tree 

s transplan ed. 

strange land, 
cepted alms a 


Fergus "Balls.— -A stranger in a 

■hbs sought and ac- 
rid [food from people 

in the Erhard neighborhood, near 
Fergus Falls; ,is in tb4 Otter Tail 
county jail awaiting tjie disposition 

■» of Immigration ■• , officials. The 
atranger, who says' >hia name 
Andie Helmeci, is a Hungarian and 

'. *peaks but .little English. He- be- 
came somewhat of a nuisance by 
loitering around Erhard, and the 
Tillage constable- brought him- to 
jail, where he is; being held with 
out charge-. Helmeci is bewhiskr 
ered- and about55 years old. He 
is Baid to have readily accepted the 
hospitality of Erhard people, who 
thought he was I penniless. But 
X^Helmeci objected! quite vigorously 
*when he. was brought to Jail and 
' tlie< sheriff started to go thru his 
pockets.. Ttere was a reason "for 
iis objections—he had $120 In cash 
oh his person." 1 




'■ '- -^r^-/- y 

Detroit Lakes!— ^Plodding nine 
- miles a day on snowsh'oes through' 
woods and across/fields, against 
stinging winds' and in 40. below 
zero weather. Joe; Ruhdlett, substi- 
tute rural mail carrier for the De- 
troit Lakes' postoffice, has been 
carrying- 'the U. js. mail through. 
No mercy messenger \ -No doctor 
bringing aid. Nothing at -all sen- 
sational. Joe Ruhdlett looks upon 
his daily routine of reaching places 
in Becker county closed to -snow- 
mobile and even a i'team of horses 
as "nothing unusual". H© Nbas, 
frozen his hands and; face "I guess 
six or seven times", 1 j but: "still' i'he 
says the job. isn't so, faugh y"now 
that I'm. broken In - r V* Breaking 
through each day to. 'bring mail' to 
some forty .patrons, ■ Joe doesn't 
necessarily take the (road. '"I take 
the shortest route'', [ he" said, .and 
stated that the straightest course 
took him. through' timber land and 
tip! and down hills, j On "his daily 
liike he'packs a mailfbag weighing 
over forty pounds. It was pretty 
heavy at first, but he, doesn't mind 
it. much now, he states. ■; 

/Commencing 7:45 

x^Thursday Evening Only {., 

■'''X ' /j m : i : - ■.,'■' ;••" 
A. Beautiful Parade of Spring 

Fashiqns Preseinted Under the 

Direction oi Merchants of Thief 

River Falls. 

and: Early Evening ., • 

Showing the 195|5 Models of ' 
f ■ ' I , Automobiles Popular in 
1 T : " ..; / ;,-This i Terri|ory; i; 


■• ' •■!••■. .|l\ i. ;./! . ■■ 

■ .- ■ ■ II I ; I :. J- . 

Showing an interestingMisplay 
of the latest 'home appliances 
and explained by competent 
demonstrators. '~" r ^ 


To These Exhibits Afternoon and! \ 
Evening . , 

I. V.-'-.i 


Friday and Saturday Evenings 


1 A Brilliant 


Commencing at 7:45 o'clock 


Chorus of 16 Dancers and Singers and 



Mister Juggler. /Balancing Novelties High Perch Thrillers /.Ballrsom Adagi i Lyric Soprano — Prima Donna Gags and Songs 

.nraznj arutTi 


Tri-County Forum 

A Continuah'en of the Thief River Falls Ferusr 

- — ,... ■ , . . , _.. , .. t- ':".'•■ TRi^pKTYJ'roRrjM,'THi^ .paqbjt 

; Published Bach Thursday by the < s 

(A Co-operatlve : Institution) . 
.Cltlaeiu flute Bank Bldg. \ 
TMe{ River FallB, Minats ota x 


Otto Bern, President \ 

3 .W. Stewart, 1st Tlce Pros. . J. T. Hoffman 

Keto Fore, Snd Tien Pres. Carl B. Anderson 

Helmet Halland, Secretary ArvM Wlckstrom 

Carl Swanson; Treasurer.. Arthur Tanem 



Aalbii ... .- .-.[ Editor 

F-.' H. -Nickeson . . .A.. .Business Manager 

Hilver Johnson .'...'....; Society 

Subscription, ?1.50 per'veaij in the United-State's. 

Bntered as x Second Class matter April 27th, 1932: af 
' the post office at Thief Hkyer Fails. /Minnesota; 

and re-entered N under hew title at same-^rfice on 
' February 21, 1936/ under Act ot Congress of March 

3, 1897. . ■ \ '■ I 





Advertising rat^card'^upoii request. 


By R; if AALBU 

rr.CANrr happen here. 

Mayor John Queen of Winnipeg, paintedNa ralh- 

v er somber picture of the world today, and the^prob- 

\lems and.dangers. facing it, when he Spoke here Fri^ 

■day evening under \the auspices of the -Civip^anii- 

Commerce association;. : '' - -^.-^^ .'■■ 

Certainly there is^nb 4iscouritineJ;he dangers to 
civilization which he pointed outr'nor the evils of 
• "a decadent social" system" -.^vhich he visualized so 
dramatically to his listeners^ The deplorable phase 
of the situation is thefact that these dangers and 
evils are not local^statej nor national, bu\hiterna- 
tional In* their^scope, and that . therefore, although 
remedialineasures taken! by local, state-or national 
grougs-'can alleviate to a large degree, the'dangera 
facing civilization, it will take 'concerted" interna- 
^^fional effqrts, to entirely remove the causes, that 
threaten the modern world with annihilation. 

By far the greatest obstacle to progress is the 
determined opposition to; changing the "social sys- 
. tern that honors the, 'Shy lock, stones the prophets 
( and debases the\common people" | .which has beep. 
manifest in- -business groups generally. Not long 
ago. John Queen/sat in prison in'Manitoba for dar- 
ing to say what he now 'says^from the public plat- 
form. And/ his cas© is jnot'at all unique. In the 
■ United States, we too. have * ,eton ed our prophets" 
with reckless abandon. y L\nd this stoning has been 
' done' by the business and professional element, 
which has not only refused to consider remedies, but 
has actually refused to listen, or to -admit that -there* 
are -any dangers or" inherent evils in the profit sys- 
tem_ The blindness of those, who refuse to see, 'is 
quite genera! today — except in Thief River Falls ■ 

The writer is a' member, of neither the Sons of 
Norway lodge nor the Civic and Commerce associa- 
tion, and-; we therefore feel that we can with perfect 
propriety commend both groups for a splendid"? con-' 
trtbution to contemporary American history. They 
are not only willing to listen and to "consider^they 
Invite and sponsor educational j and enlightening dis^- 
cussioh of current national \rad international prob- 
lems/.. In a community whereNthe business 'ancTprp- 
fessional groups are champion^ of democratic insti- 
tutions, the dangers which, confronts/the world in 
gfneral are far less evident. 'J ■ \ './ /' 


niacMnatioiur-of wouId : be Masters of. Destiny ;who 
would make pr unmake.or!inove their fellows around 
like pawns on a political chesaboard. i- 

Where, will' it end? We don't know. It will) in 
a gretft- measure jdepend j upon the actions pf the 
stat^tosTner-labor ■; convention which- convenes on 
iSV 2 ? 01 of this month at St. Paul. If that body 
insists upon rank and file [control, and casts out the 
kingmakers wherever they me be found; if it am- 
ends the^constitutl m so as to prohibit state employ- 
ees op officeholders from; sitting as. v members of 
county" committees or state central committee; 'orjar. 
delegates to tiie^state conventions, of the future,; if 
it insists upon would-be candidates hein^pledged to 
support 'the programmes adopted and-tosuppbrt the 
endorsed candidates. In the degree fails to 
do these things the association will find that it has 
lessened or outlived Its^raefulhess as an Instrument 
for advancing -thej-co^ope^rative commonwealth. . 

- This is ap^appeal for'harmqny. This is an ap- 
peal to tjjeiimbltious ones'to bear, In. mind that they 

hey are dead. This is an appeal to"the v kingraakers 
to bear, in mind that the election of their pet candi- 
date is r far less important than the electionl.of a 
capable, man pledged to a program of production 
for use. This is an appeal to the rank and file, in 
whom the final power is vested, to bear In mind that 
leaders are but brighter. 'candles that flicker and' 
die, and are therefore not [important. The cause Is 
the issue; the" united front! to carry o> the battle to 
free humanity from the chains jit-an accursed sys- 
tem that destroys Jmanhpod, ^debases the -multitude, 
betrays the coming generations, murders "the in; 1 
nocent, ^honors ' the! scoundrel and kills every' holy 
and venerable instinct that, kindles "in the human 
breast, IS<essentiat. COOPERATE AND DEMAND 
COOPERATION..' .1 ' 1 / • - . ' 

■'Patriotism: AfScoiin- 
tirel's Last Refuge" 

Id The N. Y. American mt Not.-i,' tBlt 

The absolute truth jinVDr. .John- 
son's declaration jthat "patriotism 
is the last refuge, of a scoundrel" 
has never-been more convincingly 
demonstrated' than in. the present 
campaign. ' . ; K -; 

^ Every conscienceles£ [ financial 
pirate who has feeen z otiblng ] the 
public for years; - ever] I faithless 
public official who has j brazenly 
betrayed the trust repo Jed"in;|him 
and who has cynically served! the 

are nc-trlessential to the advance qf^the progressive 
movement. The wprld will go along fine even after 


l # 


A prominent clergVman asked us/tlie other- day 
if- we had looked through the 1936 almanac: We ad- 
mitted that we had not. j / ' . 

"There is : something about It "that is quite un- 
usual", he said. jTJhere will be five eclipses during 
the year, but only one that will be visible' in "the 
United States. Two of the sun, two of the moon and 
one of the democratic party." 

spoilers; every political retainer gogues ana to the corrupt purpos- 


By Vlayuard C. '. 


of privilege-seeking interests; er- 
ery subservient publisher owning 
stock in the" -very plundering cor- 
porations from (Which he should 
in. honor be [defending the pirblic; 
every little [(regenerate dipsoman- 
iac, whox. sustains his newspaper 
failure on Wall Street and. Down-' 
ing Street subsidies; in. fact, every 
"scoundrel",' [to use Dr. Johnson's 
plain' and pointed phrase, is- loud- 
ly proclaiming . himself- a patriot 
and denouncing; his more honest 
opponents as traitors. 
, Such attempt to, becloud the 
real issues and to prostitute the 
tofly ( patriotism of ojir people to 
the; ' selfish ^nds of cheap dema- 


Lieger - 


(Park Region Echo) 

Arguing the justice of the Supreme Court's de- 
cision that agricultural relief is not a national prob- 
lem but one for tht; states^ the St^ Paul Pioneer 
Press says: ."Agriculture, was certainly not- a nation' 
al question when the Constitution was written and 
adopted". But; "it was! Nine-tenths of the wealth 
of the new nation was inland when the Constitu- 
tion was written. The writers knew, little, if any- 
thing, about any other sort of industry or wealth, 
were unheard of. Yet the Supreme Court has twist- 
ed and turned that document as the years have gone 
by to make it the bulwark of the control of the 
nation's wealthr'by | corporations. If .the men who 
wrote the Constitution could come bock to see this 
nation dominated by corporations and agriculture 

only a hand-maiden of the trusts and monopolies. 
they> would be completely ' at a loss to understand 

how it could have been done under the basic law 

'that they, wrote. | ' ' . 

winr SHOULD [WILL jhays BE CENSOR? i 
>' ' ' V (From **LaboO 

' Inflation Is not' caused". ;by .'going 
off the gold standard.- Usually a 
country goes otf the gol I standard 
when it hasn'p any mor< gold, and" 
then inllatlon sometimes follpws. 
The United States, how jver went 
off .the gold standard with ; the 
vaults of/ the Federal Reserve 
Sinks and 'the Treasui y . jammed 
with gold that wasn;t 'wing used 
for anything. Simply leasing to 
redeem paper money in gold does 
not /under those clrc umstances 
cause any increased spe iding, ; and 
does not therefore cause an infla- 
tionary rise in the gerieral price 
level. ' ■:■ ' , i ; 

■ Function of Gold I 

In international' trade the i free 
flow otgold back and forth j from 
one., country to another was j sup- 
posed to keep trade balanced: 'be- 
tween countries. Because of high 
tariffs, however, and because of 
nationalistic control over national 
banking systems, gold hasn't: per- 

fojftned that function for years, 

-certainlyl not since the World War 
In ttie | domestic Ranking system 
the fuhcrion of gold wasj not what 
most people su|pposed. 1 The ilaw 
required that there be a gold: re- 
serve of forty cents back of- every 
dollar of Federal Resecve Notes. 
.But that reserve had to belkepb 
there, and not given out to ; the 
holders of federal Reserve Notes 
who wanted to exchange! them for 
gold. The purpose of that reserve 
was not to make the paper money 
redeemable, but to limit the a- 
mount of paper money that could 
be issued. When the United States, 
went off the gold standard ; last 
summer, the gold reserve .was so 
great that the circulatioh/of paper 
money and credit could i probably 
have been doubled without gold be- 
coming scarce. ' - '. \ ■ 
Circulation of Money 
Inflation is.noE necessarily ca,us- 
ed 'by putting more money in cir- 
culation. As a matter of fact the 
amount of money in circulation 
has increased during the depres- 
sion. In 1933 It was almost twice 

as f much spending as a dollar 
which is usee! in only twenty-flye 
purchases during the [year. Thus 
the increase in the amount of moni 
eyjin fcirculitibn after 19^9 was 
partially offset by the decrease iri 
its velocity /j j : 

Book and Bankj Credit - 
. A more Important factor, how- 
ever, ik the fact- that normally 
most purchases" are i made .with 
credit land/ not with money. Some 
of this! credit is book jcredit. Some 
of it is. instalment ' credit. Most 
of it is bank credit, j 
/ The.major source of-bank depos- 
its . is '; not the' person , who tak'ea 
money ho a bank and deposits it. 
Most bank' deposits arise from 
loans made bj the 'bank, a busi- 
ness man wants to finance a 'trans- 
action!. IHe explains it. to his banic 
er * \ lt P e ^winker agrees - that 
therejwjli probably be a profit in 
the transaction, so the loan can 
be repaid, he extends j the loan to 
the busihessl man. The^business 
mail feigns, a; note ..which!iis then 
listedjaslone of the assets of the 
bank,] and the amount is credited 
to his checking account. Oj&er 
business men. do ; the a|ame and, by 
■means' of I checks these bank, ide- 
posits pass from one 'person to an- 
other, ••nnabcing purchases just ai 
if real^mohey were being used inT 
atead. \ 1 \ : ' / ' 

But wheh the / business man 
doesn't beelany profit in any trans 
actions,;ha (doesn't 1 need" such a b'ig 
ehecKing account. 1 • Sb he writes 
a check to the. bank and pays oft 
che loan; arid that much circulat- 
ing credit, just Jdisappears" hnto 
thin air. '• '■ ! i 

circulating j Money Decreased 
That is what has happened since 
19z;». Circulating credit decreas- 
ed, rapidly .oecause many business 
men had no rise ; for jit- because 
there was no profit in sight Even 
wnen the Federal Reserve Banks" 
lowered thei r | rediscount rates to 
one per cent to entice -business 
men to borrow, they refused to do 
so. The profit motive was no long- 

es of recognized rascals is as dan- 
gerous as it isl'disgraceful. 
; It is disgraceful because it 
tends to degrade the splendid 
spirit of loyal exaltation and ae- 
ration which ennobles our nation. 
,li is dangerous because it tends 
to sow- .distrust and distention a- 
mong oiir people at a time when 
all. 'should be united as brothers 
in devotion to our common cauae 
and in opposition to our common 
foe. Such a policy, too, is useless: 
and resultless as it is scurrilous 
and scandalous.; 

There has' already been three 
important elections in the United 
States since the last general el- 
ections in which this policy of dis- 
loyal defamation has been employ- 
ed, to the due and deserved dis- 
grace and defeat, of- those employ- 
ing it . % " ; . 
;.In New, Hampshire & congres- 
sional seat made vacant by death 
was to be nlled. ■ T ■ 
The Democrats attempted there 
to use the patriotic spirit of the 
country to their own small parV 
tlsan ends. i - /■ 
They attempted to brand the Re- 
publicans as traitors. 

They declared that a" vote" for 
the Republican candidate was a 
vote for the Kaiser, and as a re- 
sult the Republican 1 was .elected by 
fwlce-. the" usual Republican ma- 
jority, '■■"'■ 

Later. in Indiana in a- sinular 
congressional ' election the Demo- 
crats employed the same tactics 
of disloyal defamation, vltuperar 
tlon and misrepresentation and a-/ 
gain the Republican candidate- 
was elected, although a r^mocrat- « 
had formerly held the district^for' -^ 
six years.' . \- • / 

'In South Dakota both /Demo- '" 
crats and Republicans united a>- 
gainst the independent/tandidate 
in an unpatriotic .and/ unworthy 
pilicy of calumny, andr Infamy and 
here the : Independent "canaidate " 
was triumphantly eiected, the De- 
mocratic and Republican candi- 
dates both rejected and their pol- 
icy of disloyalty and dissention 
overwhelmingly repudiated. 

The peoplfe of America are patri- ■ " 
ots to their, innermost hearts'andT '■■'■ - 
souls. /They • "have consecrated 
themselves to a great and holy 
task./ They are prepared to sac- 
rifice their lives in patriotic de- 
votion to a glorious, cause and ' 
they will not allow .their highest 
'and holiest motives to be profan-' 
ed. their noblest sentiments to be 
violated and prostituted to furth- 
er the selfish objects of political 
partisanship. No man can mort- 
gage the American Sag or preempt 
the patriotism of America In his 
own petty purposes arid whoever 
tries discredittabiy and disloyalty - 
to do so win meet the dlsgracefol r 
defeat he invites and deserves 

The Washington Commentator 

By E. C. Stengelson 

"The growth in insanity /[cases has become: a 
ifiatter of grave ^concern", Dr/M. Jj] Mayo of the 
Mayo Brothers Clinic in Rochester- said Thursday. 
'.'Mental stress. of the times has caused most of the 
increase in brain ailments. It; is ai important to 
cure the economic 'eyils^ which" burden humanity.and 
causes,- insanity as ijris\to apply xemedies to indi- 
vidual eases," Dr. Mayo statfed. / . - \ 

The good doctor's statemei t is disconcerting to s - 
say the least What with th^ j rowing tolerance for 
people, who have, what haa'Wihe past .been consid- 
ered Iooney/ideas, and/the iTevalent custom of 
sending people who appear to b; slightly "tetched in 
the haid"/to the legislature, !w j -had supposed that 
officially at least, insanity -was on the decrease. Af- 
,ter watching, th^ antics of -the egislature and mak- 
ing i'heroic attempt to understand New Deal legis- 
lation we sometimes, wonder, if the v candidates 
aren't been switched, so we s re' sending them to 
^he wrong places. . 

Sanity, after -'all, like Einstein's theory of the 
- Universe, is- relative and what appears to be bug- 
house ttr one person may appear' perfectly lucid, to 
another. In this case it maybe that, the doctor 
has his deductions inverted andHhat people are ac- 
tually becoming more-'saneand therefore considered* 
insane are being incarcerated in institutions _ - The 
more we see of this "cockeyed" world the' more we 
are inclined tq lean towards his ' relief. \Whether this 
theory is right or wrong we irould/fayor turning 
the tables and releasing the asyunt inmates and in L 
carcerating the rest of the peop e./Anyone^whcKcan 
live" in this "hurly-burly" world without going "dipj- 
oy" has earned a rest, with free room and board in 
a nice quiet' institution. . / _ " ;. 

s Sinclair Lewis says that Will JfT*Hays, "czar*; of 
the motion picture Industry^has told Metro-dold- 
^wyn-Mayer" that 'they must^not film Lewis* book, 1 "It 
.Cannot Happen Here.'; Hays is alleged to have said 
that the book handlesTa controversial subject and 
jthe picture mlghtprend Hitler and Mussolini. \ 

The ''czar^neclaTes that Lewis', charge is "phon. 
ey," but the^fact reinains that Metro-<Soldwyn-May- 
er, after' selecting, a 1 cast -and spending $200000' 
have apparently pigeon-holed 1 Mr. Lewis^brainchild! 

J'Labor" 'is not particularly- intere^w" in Sin- 
clair's book— it; s a feood enough, yarn for an idle 
™?~Z Ut wha *-\Lalor'.' would like to know is why 
Will Hays shouIdNbe permitted to censor America's 
moving pictures? A: we recall it, Hays isth© man 
who collected a 4, slush fund" which put Warren 
Harding in the White House in 1920 and- turned tie 
"Ohio gang" loose jln Washington. 

T T'! 1 



In spite of a. great deal of sentiment. for a na- 
tional farmer-labor party and a united front for pro^ 
gressive 1 action there is littlie -enough ground for op- 
timism.] The progressive movement; like all other 
political movements have their; share of , self -seekers 
who will only cooperate if they may themselves die: 
tate the course. ■ '■ J' A ; 

The lesson of two years ago evidently did not 
teach the non-partisan leaguers of North ;Dakota 
anything. Again this year they are divided "into two 
hostile camps flying at each otner*s throats rather 
than to. center their attack upon the enemies to prtJ-j 
Divided over what? Oyer Lahger! Over a 
personah^y;ja: dictat orial office-seeker and forgetting 
the principles which should'be uppermost 'and fore-'. 

The/e are rumblings In thei ranks of" the >J&ti- 
nesota/farmer-Iaborites which may or -may not de- 
velop 7 !!!^ a situation |similar. to. that in 'North 'Da-' 

with the factions multiplied by a hundred. And: 

division will be over what? Over personalities. 

r patronage. .Over i taxwarted ambitions and po-; 

IJtical office.': Not oyer principles. But over the 


\ As "czar." he permitted American movies to be- 
come so rotten that the [churches had to organize 
"Leagues of Decency in an effort to clean but the 
"smut" that HajTj had O. K.'d., 

] (Union Advocate) 

The Liberty iLeague is made up' of big bankers 
industrialists and disgruntled politicians ' It is a 
militant organization, spending millions to discredit 
the New Deal., and to embarrass Mr. Roosevelt. 

And yet— during ,the past year stocks listed on 
the New York stock exchange gained in value exact- 
ly $3,218,965,497 TVnile these stocks were Lcrtas- 
ing. in value the net pronts ot General Motors am- 
ounted to X167,226,O0O. United States Steel corpor- 
ation had a net operating profit of «,084,917. In 
1934 the same corporation went into the red to the 
tone of ?21 667,780. Sears, Roebuck had £ta t sates 
last year. 23 per cent higher, than those Iri 1934. /' 

Yet, in the face pf these facts, the Liberty 
League howls against the New Deal as though it 
had interterred with their Iegitijnate profits. 

Arid while Liberty Leaguers were piling up huge 
surpluses and* distribu ing -bonus checks to their own 
kind-r-Labor's.wage was slashed, hours were leng- 
thened and millions walked the streets of despair in 
search of jobs. 

It is a,' sad commentary on American life when 
12,000,000 men are compelled to eat the bitter. bread 
of charity- while their former employers, with -bank 
accounts bulging with wealth, howl that the coun- 
try is going: to hell In a hand" basket and that the 
only thing that can save this country is another 
Hoover or a stuffed shirt like Al Smith; 

what it was m 1929. Prices nev- er able to keep business gome 
ertheless went on.- down. That! The amount of circuiting credit 
was a period of deflation in spite ; was normally | (more than seven 
ol tne tact that there was a rapid ' times as greatfas \thel amount of 

increase iri the amount of money 
m circulation. j 

Nothing causes inflation unless 
It affects the amount of (spending. 
The amount of spending lis affect- 
ed by several factors. Money In 
circulation is only, one ofl them 1 A 
second factor is the rate lat which 
the money circulates,— the veloc- 
ity ot circulatidn. A dollar which 
PaSses from hand to hand flfty 
tlmes in a year accounts for twice 

circulating money. I .Since M29 it 
has- decreased, V about one-third. 
This decrease,: together with the 
reduction in the I velocity of circu- 
lation of both money land credit, 
far more than offset! the increase 
in the amount ofi money in circu- 
lation. The | fundamental -cause 
was the ■breakdovfn ot the profit 
system of business: j 
(Next Week') 


By Ben C. Hagglund 

Some Radio Figures : ' 

There are. over 525,000 j minutes 
in an ordinary '.year Out of this 
number the average broadcasting 

to all 


,- "There is np Inherent right in a citizen to carry 
on of the^ Bald of alcoholic beverages 
—California District Cpurtlin a. recent decision 

Tjje mak who says he\ can "drink or'let it'a- 
lone" alwayi drinks; and the man who Just "takes 
one now ant then? takes more now and then.— Tem- 
perance Advocate. ' ' // 

■..-,; : . ■. m ■ - - , / : 

■ Since r< tmil/fcnW has been a progreeslve de- 
crease in tie c6nadmptibn x bf mflk in the state of 
New York < f approxinlatejjr six millkm quarts per 
montii.— 3fta ok B : Gannett. j. • / 



: 1A 

I- /• 

station is on the ail* for 
mately 300,000 minutes. . 

that" time, we are treated „ 

kinds of propaganda, some fairly 
bad, some fairly rotten, j. 

Earl Browder spoke over the 
Columbia network last Thursday 
night, for fifteen minutes, or one 
twenty-thousandth of the time used 
by capitalist propagandists during 
the course of the year. His subi 
Ject; '^The jCommunist Position in 
1936", draw;'- fire from Hearst and 
his cohorts. 1 \ Congressmen 

rose on their hind legs. in congress 
to denounce Earl Browder ifor dar- 
ing to do such a thing, and sug- 
gested that j it was "very un-Ameri- 
can for the Columbia Broadcasting 
System to ajloWnlmlto spefik. F*ree 
speech was hot made for ^'foreign 
■agjtators", - jthey said. "Browder 
will not stand before the Columbia i 
microphone m erel y ;to criticize^ 
said Hearst-i "HE . IS THERE TO 
DESTROY", i -\-i ' ; I' 

As a consequence, we had the 
delectable spectacle of a group of 
howling fascistic/ pickets ! before 
the main offlc© of theC>B. S. Thurs : 
day night, whose aim was to pre-! 
vent Browder*s speech However! 
C. B. S. offlcialB outwitted them by 
putting Browder on ! the air. In a' 
sub-station, blocks removed :from! 
the scene of the "howling mob!*, 

Browder*s.{ message was simply 
to form a national JParmer-Labbj-f 
party by means of a united front ofi 
all radical and progressive groups,' 
and put over; some j much-needed 
legislation. iWe have nothing ~toi 
hope; for from either jthe Republic-! 
ens or the Democrats, he said. He 
called for support- of the Frazier- 
Lnndeen bill; for social Insurance 
and other measures aimed at help- 
ing the large masses of people. The 
Communist Party is ready, he said; 
to aid far the' united: (front to gain 
these ends, j ■ j . j . ' ■ ; 

Small wohder thatJHearst, et al; 
objected to the deliverance of such 
a measage. If carried out, the pro- 
gram ' Browder would 
do away with the class that fattens 
on an junemployed\and relief -ridden 
country.' "'■ " r '- '• \" t" " '" ■ •; 
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Anotfcer jTeriUriow BOi 
Ilia' Amerfoati' Toati i 

duced In Congress by Rep. Amlie 
of Wisconsin and Senator Benson 
of .- Minnesota, will come up for 
hearing before |a Senate jcommittee 
March 19 to 21. This J act first 
drawn, up toy the. American Youth 
Congress,) asks ..for a guaranteed 
wage for all youth who wish to 
learn some trade, or profession; $15 
to ?25 a month for those going to 
school and $60; for those who are 
able to work f|ull time.' 1 
■ This act; if passed and enforced, 
would allow a j youth ;,toi enter any 
trade or profession .he chose, as an 
apprentices. One of the tragedies 
of our modern) age is the lack., of 
opportunity for learning a trade. 
The idleness of a man who knows 
how to do nothing Is more terrible 
in some respects, .than the unem- 
ployment of a one-time worker 
Such marvelous talents j going ■ to 
waste! The Amlie-Benson bill 
would help wipe ou this blot on our 
advanced civilization. [ 

— O^ 
The Building: Sjerrlce Strike in 
New York 

SO frenziediy are, the Republican- 
leaders dashing about the country 
making political speeches here and 
political speeches there, that this 
commentator is beginning to won- 
der, in a mild sort 'of way whether 
they ve all, somehow, become in- 
tected with the hoof and mouth dis- 

**.**.. j 
!Btrt' this much, at least, one sus- 
pects .. . . That all these 'bright 
lads — Landon, Borah .Vanden- 
berg, Knox, Dickinson, and others 
~ each of whom fervently hopes 
in 'secret that it was his particular 
mother who raised her son to be 
president, are slyly fishing about 
for. -some fatal flaw l n the New 
Deal which might be seized upon 
as a point around which the vot- 
ers may be induced to^rally to the 
Republican cause. 

The ambiti2us Republican gentle 
men are, ihowever, finding this 
something of a chore; for the po- 
pulace has 1 not, so far shown I it- 
self to be particularly flaw-minded. 
Indeed, its only response to the 
salvos of Republican oratory has 
consisted chiefly of ; a polite and 
somewhat bored lifting of the eye-' 
brows. : ! ' , i 

* » -1. • * ; 

One of the first points of attack 
was the Constitution. -?~ The' New 
DeaMs out to destroy it complete- 
ly! . : . 

This scare was- used In 1924 to 
defeat LaFollette, and the politic- 
al gentleman doubtless reasoned 
that since It worked so well then; 
it should work now ■ . . - ■ 

After all, John Citizen isn't very 
bright. On that,' there is probably 
tacit agreement among the various 
candidates. ! He believed once, and 
he 1 can probably be" made to be-- 
lieye again that the moon is made 
of green cheese! 

■But, surprisedly, ■ the populace, 
showed a distressing lack of inter-: 
est. For, -unfortunately, such -a 
large proportion of the people were 
adversely affected by- the NRA and 
AAA decisions that they've come 
to feel that there may be times 
when a little leas constitutionality- 
might not be entirely amiss. They 
are[ not quite so likely as they 
were to hold their breath in rev- 

erent awe ;when it is mei&pned. : 
■SO the Republican leaders Were 
obliged to shake theh*. heads- it* 
doleful disappointment. As a cam- 
paign issue the Constitution seem- 
ed, to have no moie life than a 
dead herring. 

■*.*:* • ' 
The Republican High Command 
then had a brilliant inspiration 
The idea that radio broadcasts car- 
icaturing the -New Deal' might do 
the. trick. Soipeone may hav e re- 
minded them of the program of Ta- 
lentless and sustained newspaper ' 
ridicule whiph all but annihilated 
Magnus Johnson seme years back. 
Anyway, they tried it. But it fell 
utterly flat When the- Republic- 
ans i.turnefi their entertainment 
gem loose ton the ether, John Citi- 
zen merely yawned indifferently . 
and spun the radio dial to 'Amos 
n Andy*. 

.With a sad sigh, the High Com- 
mand was compelled to pnnch the 
'No Sale' key on the register 

. :* * * ** ', 

.They turned then, to the AAA 
.as convincing proof of the utter in- ■ 
corapetencejof the New Dealers and 
their unfitness to be in office It 
was by reason of Mr." Roosevelt's 
AAA. they proclaimed, that,~~ the 
consumer was compelled to pay 
such high prices, for his vittles. 

But the Supreme, Court 4n its in- > 
finite .wisdom found the AAA un- 
constitutional . .. . which, bv and; ' 
large, pleased the city dwellers of : 
humble 'means; for now, of course, i 
prices would come tumbling down. ' 
.But. miraculously, prices stayed '- 
where they were . . . or even-climb-, 
ed a little. And were Republican 1 
faces red! } ' - „ 

Again, with wearv headshake. 
the 'No Sale' key had to be punch- 
ed. ! - 1 ■ 

!• • • • . n 

There are many other phases of 
the New Deal which have been', 
tested or are still to be tested as 
possible campaign Issues. It is fer ■ 
yently hoped that sooner or- later 
one . will be found which will ar 
waken the [apathetic citizenry to 
its sublime duty 1 to; vote ; the Demo- 
crats out and vote' the Republic- 
ans in ... j . - 
Which is,| after all, the crux of 
the whole matter! "; j-i ' 




In The Editors Mail Bag 

i j..J 

More and more building service 
employees are Joining the huge 
strike now in progress in New 
York City, bringing the tjotal' num- 
ber of strikers up to 78,000, with 
prospects of 10; 100 more {joining in 
the near future. Office I buildings 
and apartment houses are practial- 
ly paralyzed, with" all I elevator 
boys and girlB, switchboard operr 
ators, scrubwomen, janitors, and 
chambermaids but- on the streets 
demonstrating I and picketing-. 
Their demands] are simple: a 48 
hour week, a $3 blanket increase 
inVwages (existing wages are ?13 
to ?20 per week:), time and a half 
for overtime, the union shop and 
recognition of j union delegates, 
and a scaie of $22 tp $26 kwr week 
for elevator men in skyscrapers. 

The general average wage '.- for' 
elevator operators has been $13 

to $16 for a 60. lo 90 hojup week, 

with a free\ apartment-j-in. the 

basement- On ttie other hand rent 

has-been on the! up-and-up in New 

Yorfc and* . building corporations 

— x making money : fast. So 

la small wonder that a strike- 

uld occur; the union seema to 

, a cloee-knit[ organixatlon, and 

Btands a good chance -tobe* some 

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M •■^WmM^M^^ ^M 

Mr. R. M. Aalbu, " i 

Editor, Forum, '! ■'" 

Thief River Palls, Minnesota- 
Dear Mr Aalbu: 

When a great people is facing 
a great decision, any citizen may 
properly .consider how iaat decis- 
ion can beat be made.f That is the 
purpose of this letter. 

Either the American people will 
re-elect the present National Ad- 
ministration next November 
they will not. If they do re-elect 
it, it will -be because the Republic- 
an Party fails to offer something 
the people believe is likely to be 
better for tliem. ... 
_ Some Republicans'- contend that 
the people have already made 
their decision, and that the Repub- 
lican Party can elect! any candi- 
date for President it) chooses to 
put up.-il question that view. 

Others believe that: the American 
People are still on the fence, and 
that to win will take the best 
brains, and the lest candidate tie 
Republican Party can supply. That 
view, appeals to -me. ' 
-There are not enough regular 
Republicans or regular Democrats 
to elect a President. iPrankiln 
Roosevelt owed bis victory to pro 
gressive Republicans and ' Inde^ 
pendents. Some ot these voters 
supported him because' they were 
disgusted with the Old Deal, some 
because they believed in the New 
Deal, They held the balance of 
power-thgn-and- they hold it now. 
To win., the 'Republican Partv 

Republican Party 
must get these progressiva voters 
back. It cannot gat theni'back by' 
offering them in 1936 the sort of 
thtag that drove ithem, away in 

Since -32 the -Nation's thinking 

tjrogreased; Today the rights 
en, wonjen and children to 
*bon and security'' in ■ their 
lives are more widely ac- 
taowledged than, theyj ever were 
Jwore Millions of people have 
been. given recognition and assist- 
ance they nevei- knew before. To 
I take account of ttioss, who 

help and deserve it is not only ex- 
pedient but right. . .; 

A Republican Congressman ■ 
whom I know recently said to a 
friend ot mine who was standing 
up tor social security: ra/ thafa 
the way you feel about iCyou can't 
belong to my Party." - 

The Republican Party caiinot 
win this election by pfa'cticinFex- 
cluslveness.- That was low iUlost 
Pennsylvania in- 1934. Neither can 

Sea? 1 Th^if by A a * Mi =S the New 
veto- The Republican Party must ' 
?!*\ ral man and a real plat- 

SnoSi^ ^ 30ra " hin S 
It is not the purpose of this let- 
ter to suggest either-a candidate oV 

out tnfr"??- BUt X wan ^ to »i«- 
out that the people are lookinS not 
backward but ahead. If Torwarf - 
JSS-f. TOt «rs should fail S^i 
•Sf„ the J„ CXBect fa «>e Repub- 
pSSo™'"? B - e -, an?1 «>e Republic^ 

amacks of Wall Street, o?wh ^ 
fjlrly be. suspected of being the ' 
New^ *"* flnaaci,a dUrrfctlf- 

SmS^J- V' 4nd aeteat of »»^ •■' 
nonaj ticket would carry dowi nnt- 

only National: candidate! buTmn^ 
tIMes.oflbcal C an'SdS^ ,1 i mal - 1 
~^f r ?v la . a '' w »'. however, m' 
which this election can be^wo™ 

irfS WS L ia ?P * ?s » ™ ""nd the - 

millions of men and women whoae I 

votes carried the, last National el- /' 

ectton and wdi carry the next ' A ' 

Jo 'wm i the Republican Party 
must offer the reliable promise of ' j 
"administration sincerely and ef - 
fectavely devoted to the greatest, 
Bood of the 'greatest number, hon- 
estly bound. to the welfare ot the 
plain people. >nd earnestly deter, ' 
mined to.make the poWio goM 
come first , ;Tou can't do that ex- 
cept with a candidate whose record 
guarantees ht|i pledge. 

Sincerely yo»ro 




T; ' -" .'^1 ;^f^W^$fej 


'*' K. U Finstad", I>avid Haugen, An- 
ton Peterson, J. R. Larsenj'and O. 
' S. Wilson, attended the . Land O* 
Lakes meeting" at Thiet River Falls 
"jastj Wednesday. ;■ , ' M 

Mr ; and Mrs. Oscar Hauj&e and* 
children,. Mrs. Lloyd ^wan^on: 1 
• EL WilBon and Earl JorgenBpn were 
Sunday evening supper j guests' at 
tte G. A; Wilson home. i ' j! ' 
Mr. and Mrs. jNormah Johnson 
: Mid Mr. and Mrs.'V. Rlhgstrand or 
Thief River Failsiwere Suriday din 
aier_guests at thehome^ of {Mr. -and 
lira. Mike Antoribff. Stella Ring- 
: strand, who had;spent the weekend 
at the Antonoff home, returned 
" -with thsm. ' : | ■ 

Harriette Wilson and Rachel Ev- 
«nson who are; attending high 
school at Thief River Palls spent 
lhe l week end at their' homes here. 


* Lz ■■•■ , I . 

Mrs Elib'^Peterson left-last Sat- 
urday for Red ; Wing where she 
will seek medical. aid and also vis- 
it her sister. 

k. good cro.wd' attended the Do^A- 
*Way club held at the Carl-Norquist 
home last Saturday. The afternoon 
"/ was' spent with different kinds of 
work. - Lunch was served , by the 
Johnson -and Norquist families. 

/ Amateur program and Riverside 
<lub of the Hiawatha school held 
their meeting Friday afternoon. 
Glen Thune acted as Major Bowes. 
Business meeting was held after 

' the program. i ; 

The pupils of Washington 
School "Disk 221 jwho were on the 
Honor Roll for ; the past month are 
Myrtle Srietting, Lois and Jeanette 
Peterson,. Marion' Wiken- and- Bev- 
erly Thune. [Those who had per- 
fect attendance are Marion) Wiken, 
Leslie and Myrtle Snetting, Rob- 

ert arid. Jeanette Peterson and; Bfer. 
nard Sturre,, :. ;■■.'>; 

Orton Olson^retuxned. |h.ome;fV 
week ago J Saturday' from Long 
Beach, California . where be has 
been,, visiting" his uncle and aunt; 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacobsori for^the 
past Bix weeks. On' his return 
trip he was stalled in Mason City) 
Iowa for two days because of the 
blizzard. 1 .- . - -\' /] / 

Spring must be. very x near jat 
hand because " crows have' been 
seen. in this vicinity / V] ■ /f" 

■Beatrice! Lokken was a/su'Dper 
guest. at the Clarence, /Ecnston 
home last! Thursday evening; 

Herman Rude, returned'' to his 
home last] Saturday' after being 
employed at the Henry Oen home 
the past four, months. 

Mr. and Mrs: Johnny -Burtness 
and daughter- Patsy Lou,! Dorothy 
Skibicki, Clara Olson and Beatrice 
Lokken were, dinner guests at the 
James Hcfcrum home last Sunday. 
. Orton Olson was a patient at 
a Thief River Falls hospital last 
Wednesday and. Thursday; when he 
had his tonsils removed. 


Victors «*0*» ;-. E^ ft 1 Oftelfc . 
home on Satur6^'werer;.-MrB^^* 
bert Arveson, Mrs. BJ. ; Bjornaraa, 
and, daughter.; - Thora" and }. Masses 
Cora and C^ra" Most«m .and Arn- 
anda 'JejBonf ■■' -.,''' j ; ' • ; "'j -. .' ;■ '■'■-' *'■■ 



* - — _, . - 

Mrs. OTe Loiland, and daughter 
Carla Marlene of Oklee, who have 
been • visiting at flie Gunder Spr- 
dahl home, returned to. their home 
on Sunday. I 

Arnold Tveiten sawed wood j at 
the Of telie, Jepson and Arveson 
homes on Wednesday i 

Jorgen Oftelie is employed } at 
the Olof Nelson home. i | . 

Ellick Halvorson, who has been 
spending some time at Thief River 
Falls, returned to his home on 
Tuesday, i - 

Services will- he conducted at 
the Nazareth church on Sunday 
forenoon, ; March 15th. 

/Gunder -Asbjornson returned on 
Tuesday. from ' California^wbere be 
has spent" the past six weeks visits 
jrig his trdth"e^-Dr..'Jobn-:Arhe | berg. 
'of Grand F^rlfo^He Was accom- 
panied hy his stster'Caryv and' Os- 
car Arneberg and 'daughter of 
Grand; Forks. '-.■:*: 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert' JohnBon 
and daughter Ruth and Anne Aus- 
tad '.were Sunday dinner guests at 
the O. .A. ; -Myrunv home. •' ' / 

i The annual town election will be 
held in Rosewood school. Diet. 39 
on Tuesday. March 10th. ■;/ 

Mrs ..G. Austad, daughter Anne 
and Mrs. Albert a Johnson, daught- 
er Ruth were Sunday visitors at 
the O A. Myrum home. ■ Mrs. G. 
Austad remained to spend a few 
days. ' . i . v 

' Ragna .Osbjornson! returned to. 
her teaching duties after spending 
the weekend at her parental home 
in Mayfield. I ■ : ■ 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Buratad 'and 
children'' of Highlanding visited at 
the Knute Evenson home on Sun- 
day. '..'... 

Andor : Myrum returned . to the 
Art Gustafson home in -Deer' Park 
on Sunday after spending, the week 
end at his parental : home; In May- 
field. ' ■ ■ ; 

Dan Austad and Thelmer Langie 
attended the grand opening of the 
Guns^einson' Implement- shop at 
Oklee on Tuesday. 

The Turkey meeting held • in 
Rosewood. school district 3, was 
well attended. 


A Sound Loan 

, Senator Elmer - A, Benson, , serv- 
ing the unexpired term of iThos. D. 
Schajl in the United Stages sen- 
ate was indorsed by; the Penning- 
ton County farmer-labor -, conven- 
tion Saturday 1 afternoon asj'aandl'. 
date for governor. fThe delegates 
to the state j convention jwere in- 
structed to cast their votes for 
him. , . ! . j 
: Senator Benson's ; home" is at 
Appleton, and he has served the 
state since 1933 as , commissioner 
of banks! being appointed penator 
by Gov. Olson the latter part of 
1935. .'•■«' I ■ - 1 ; , 

;• _-,---:-:H. ' ; .-.. .'; 1 : f • -. : " . .• ; • i THURgPAY, HAHCH _l^.iW« 

condition! 'on th& discounts and al 




chain ByBtem*" 

$iid its benefits 

Every commercial banking loan; made with a. 
judicious eye to its effect on the community as 
a wholei is a step toward recovery. , , . i 

Because the officers, employees' and stpckhold-j; 
ers of this bank have a keen interest in the fut- i; 
ure of this community, we take i steps to be sure 
vthat. everyone who borrows here can do/so toi 
advantage. Extending credit for ' a ^purpose :• 
which is destined to lose| moneyi forJ;he borrow- 
er is neither good : friendship nor,good business, 
• and it is not part of our poliej.'p / / 
But whenever the conditions ire sound ; and, 
promising, we have ampleresources to lend at; 
moderate ] rates'. [ / )/. 


Drink stupifles the Intellect be- 
cause alcohol affects the brain. 

Drink weakens moral resistance 
becauses it silences the voice of 

Drink destroys the affection of 
the heart because it impairs- sen- 

Drink paralyzes the will because 
it affects the faculties. ■ 

Drink creates unrest and dissat- 
isfaction because it destroys the 
spiritual life. - 

Drink, destroys the prospects : of 
heaven because it : murders the 

Weekly ; Congressional 

! ■!' ■' . 

nion State 

Thief River Falls, Minnesota 

CoTOperators' Life Association of 

Minneapolis, ■ had ai total member- 
ship of .620, as -of" Dec '-31,... it was 
reported at the •hoard meeting held- 
Jari. 2L ' . 

At the end of. the year; 'insur- 
ance in force .totaled. $561,750, of' 
which $49,000 is "in the juvenile 
class and the balance, in. the adult 
class. Dunns January the total 
rose to' nearly ¥600,000." • 

Thet i C. L. A. will hold a con- 
gress on the first Tuesday in. 
March.; Eight districts have been 
established, and each "district will 
be- entitled to one, ; delegate at the 
congress. Ballots are" being. mailed 

OUt. ■?"''■ ■■"':'■ 

By Harold C\ Hagen 
Washington, D C.— The hill to 
amend the Clayton Anti-Trust Act 
by curbing quality j discounts, ad- 
vertising allowances and broker- 
age, knowaiyariously as. the "anti- 
chain . stofte*.'TB»d the "fair) trade" 
hill, hag becojnem" burning issue in 
Congress; -f '.;..■:- ' . -.:', ; i 

A torrent of mall and -telegrams 
on both' sides; plus Interviews held 
last week-^ttth Congressmen by 
ahout 1500 -independent- retaileta 
and wholesalers' who support- the 
hill, emphasized the 1 importance of 
the measure to the business and 
political irorids.' : j' 
' The ; - ''littler fellows* 1 , whose niass 
meeting u Here was inaugurated by 
the ; ;U. S. .Wholesale Grocers Asso- 
ciationi and;; supported by iretail 
and' ''brokers'" trade ' associations: 
put up tne'-plea- that mass-buying' 
Is shoving- them to the wall. 

The ; independents;, hlame these 

vhTch the _„ 

Obtain: frinv n^Maoturers;.They 
advance the Rbbinspn-Patman'-bttl 
to stop, s ich practices when found* 
discriminatory or monopolistic -by 
~ " ,1 Trade ^Commission. 
Congressman Buckler of the 9th 
District and the- .other Minnesota 
Representatives had a conference 
with officials 6t the' organized in- 
dependehjt retail groups of Minne- 

AAA Ben Ul and Benefit Payments' 
' for 1W& Totaled]:»a80 83lj074._ 
Rental! a.nd -benefit payments to 
farmers (cooperating iri seven ad- 
justment^, programs during the 
calendar jyear 1935 [totaled ?580/ 
821,074.3^, according to a report 
issued by the Comptroller of the 
Agricultural Adjustment Adminis- 
tration. 1. 

The payments included $108,- 
874,716.50 to wheatjfarmers; $237,- 
872,609.0? .to corn-hog' farmers; 
$67,032,852.90 to sugar producers. 
Minnesota's share was $32,81.7,104.- 
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. Emergency Loan Available 
Emergency crop and feed loans 
Tor the y|ear 1936, as authorized by 
the President's Executive Order 
of February 28, will he > available 
within the next^f ew, days, the Farm 
Credit Administration h^a announc 
ed. Regulations governing the 
loans have been issued. ' 

The lx>an will be made through 
the same channelsj used in -previ- 
ous years. Farmers eligible may 
obtain applications from the field' 
supervisors o r th e | local emergen- 
cy crop loan committees already 
operating t in most bounties./ ■■- ] 
Offers Mower andl Binder Bepair ' 
[ Bulletin / 
A I natural-born mechanic' may 
know' instinctively) -how ' to repair 
mowers and binders hut anyone'- 
'can [find/ but how in a new bullet- 
in. ''Care and Repair of Mowers 
and Binders" just issued by the 
U. S.',-4eparbnenti of. Agriculture. 
It is Farmers Bulletin 1754-F 
and is J^ell.. illustrated with work- 
ing drawings. It jmay 'he secured 
free by, j writing Congressman Buck 
ler*s : office. " j ■ _ 

. - j tfotes at Bandom . ' 
- The open market values of li- 
322,819,506) shares; listed on the 
New York/ Exchange recbrded an- 
other $1,000,000,000 gain in Febru- 
ary to 1 reach the highest total val- 
ue since ipril 1931, at. $51,201,637,- 
902, it; jwas disclosed hy the : ex- 
change's -monthly j compilation.' 
''• KgUwayBr.faiTn^o-market road* 
.streets',! and public; buiidlhgBy -both 
: governmental 'aridpeducatlqnaiV- atS;" 
count for J49.5 "of [the total '.money. 
to be.' spent ^or WPA. prgiects in 
' Minnesota; An additional 34.4 -per 
cent will! >he spent tor housing 
paHcs; ^nd -playgrounds, flood con- 
trol 'and :1 b'th|ei• conservation, water 
supply land ''seweri" Bystems, elec - 
i i-'-'r i l- . i ■■ 

Jaric futilities' .and transportation.;, 

have appare.ntiy dedd^ ttat- A|f - 
M. Laridbn of Kansas :.&\s>jBattefac- 
tory foil 1 for their 'attempt jto 'wpat 
President' ; Roosevt-H's;- hqjrie • state 
from' his 'grasp, hresfc'a.vVa'y other 
eastern states and .recapture en- 
ough, of the- once Republican .West 
co beat Roosevelt! In November. A" 
mong Landon's ^backers .are Mul- 
ti-millionaire ©gden U-:SClIs,/for- 

_mer Secretary. of^the-lJreasuFy and 
one-time >Man FEiday : "lor Hertwrt 
help who" wants to hack him.'- |* 
, '. .There inaa.- beep ; /a . ' 32, .. nercent 
drop m^Marris^Wihrthe . ^XS. S. 
since 1932, / ■ " 

/ The Treasury wound, up its sev- 
enth month, of the present fiscal 
year with a $30,516,452,985 public 
debt on January 31, an increase of 
$1,815,560,361 since last July 1. 




would you dp with a 

A staggering question for most individuals, 
when the responsibility of such a sum is/ realiz- 
ed.) Yet -the protection and disposition of such 
sums is a responsibility that a bank must con- 
stantly assume.' The "protection and. satisfac- 
tory investment of the great sums, represented 
in the cpllectave savings of the community form 
bur gratest responsibility^ always. 
The Knowledge and Information of Oiir Staff i 
la Available at All Times to Our Clients ' 

Northern State Bank 

Thief River Falls, I Minnesota j 
Deposits'insured up to $5,006. by Federal 
" .' Deposit Insurance Corporation. 


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i 1-^-1933 Ford Panel 
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• 1—1932 Plymouth sedan 
j 1—1932 Ford "B" coach 

j 2—1932 Ford V8 coaches 
r 1—^932 \7iUys sedan 

: 2—1931 Chev. pickups 

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; Thief lUver Falls, Bliimesota 


Pennington county delegates to 
the state convention in St. Paul,. 
March 27-28 were. ■' instructed .;■ ^to 
vote for indorsement of Governor 
Plovd B.-Olson as the assbciatiqn's 
candidate for United States: senat- 
or Governor Olson is • serving his 
third term as chief executive ot 
the state. ■ '.' 


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The Auxiliary Drum Corps held 
their .monthly business meeting on 
last "Wednesday, March 3, in the 
Legion Club Rooms. The meeting- 
opened with the singing of sever- 
al selections played by, Miss Ruth 
Bessler Roll call was called by 
the business manager, Mrs. Ward 
Long. Mrs .James Caldis read the 
minutes. of-;. the previous meeting 
and gave the treasurer's report. 

Mrs. Ward' Long will act as the 
chairman for- the. check room at tne 
Auto Show which 'wllL be held on 
March ; 19th. to 21st in the Munici- 
pal Auditorium. ,> ' 

Mr. j'Egermayer^! band and drum 
corn instrnctbr, gave a talk stat- 
mp thatsihe oorp should have bet- 
ter equipment- this :-year .so as to 
be xea4y ; to CQCTPete' ..with toeir 
05ponenta; u at, thel coming .convene 
tion-,..Pe^steted. tbjat-^evitsnBre 
drumsywere espe(ually..^need'edi--. 
. [Lunch waa.^.ervediattthe.-cloBe 
ot . the^meetihg^-.M^sjHnnnahiXaa- 

fa and flflss &va Rob»re^aotingt*s 
bstfiftsaa.- " OiW-i '.*»isa sWrf^JT^ {•■ 
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l\|liy Newspapers Ask 


when he sen ds his advertisement to the . newspaper office 

An advertiser lis ! 
just =before the deadline/ 
: The late copy problem is a bane" of many publishers, as some merchants persist ! in postponing 

j last hour and the publisher has to worry about unnecessary 
overtime and hasty workmanship. The publisher often fears to push the merchant lest he 
offend: him and thereby; lose the ad; 



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3. j Good Typography. 
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1. Risk of typographical Error. 

2. No Opportunity for- Corrections. 

3. Risk of poor Typography. . 

4. Most 'late copy" is "'slapped up" to use an 
Office Term. 

5. Risk of late Delivery to Readers. 

6. Unfair physical and mental Strain. - ' 

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/I. AdvertisementsNhurriedly written. 

, 8. - Risk of misplaced Cuts. 

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mechanical efficiency,, there are limits on what can be done 
by a given forpe of printers; stferotypers, and pressmen in. a; short crowded . period of stress. 
Thereis pjenty of time to giye^saclL advertiser 

Vlsitprs to the mechanical iepartinent are invited so that the process of handiihg x adyejr^ishig' 

may4» thoroughly |undersi»od ancl ^'the mechanical problems fully realized. vYpiir cooperation 

' "1=^ greatiy appredatecjby the entirep^on^ 

good service when early copy is sent in. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Orin Ostby" and 
children. o£. Crookston droye up 

■" Sunday to- spend the day here vis- 
iting with relatives. • 

Guests i at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs.^Cteorge :Lee ;Over the week 

; end .were Mrs. Lee's .parents, Mr. 
arid Mrs. L. R. Sheldahl of Perley, 
Minnesota. • Mr. and Mrs. Shel- 
dahl arrived i in this jcity last 
Thursday and left for their home 

; at Perley on Monday. 
, Mr and' Mrs. H. :M. Hoel visited 
Jn Prazee, Minnesota, and Detroit 
lAkea last "Wednesday and Tnurs- 

■ day. ! .^' - / 

Miss Dorothy Rau and. /Miss 

i Dorothy -Traver returned- to their 

studies . at the 'Bemidji State 

_, Teachers ; Coliege^.,;Monday after 
spending Bince,Friday at their re- 

L.NSpective homes in I this city. 

■ George .-Aanstad, ; University of 
North 'Dakota; student, spent the 
■week end at his home here. 

Word has been 'received in this 
city that Mibs . Elaine Bv'enson, for 
merly of this city} wh D has for 
some time been employed with the 
Bureau or Public Roads! in Wash- 
ington D. C.,;has recently accept- 
ed a position- with! the bureau ir 
St- Paul. ■-. i j 

Miss Ruth Cronk'hite, North Da 
Tiqta ^ University senior,, spent the 
-week end visiting in this'i city at 
the home of her parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. John Cronkhlte. . j ' 

r Miss Judith Anderson |of Green- 

.'bush was a guest, at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs.; Severn Brandon pn 
Sunday. \ \ 

Miss- Lyla Holte ■ left] Saturday 
for Washington. D.jC, where she 

^ has received a civil, service ap- 

\Pointment ! 

., Miss Evangeline Douville. stud- 
'ent at the Bemidji State Teachers 
College, spent the week| end In 
this city visiting at the home of 
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William 
Douville. i ■ j. 

Mr. and Mrs; Alfred Johnson and 
son Reuben 1 and Andrew Johnson 
left Friday, morning for Duluth* 
Minnesota' ,to attend! the funeral- 

services for a relative, Mr.' Carl 

Misslnga Loken, University of 
North Dakota sophomore, spent 
the week end at her home in this 
City. .......; ;/ ; >■ 

Lieutenant Haller of/ C.^C. C, 
Camp 71Q near 'Middle ^River left 
Monday night 'for Chicago tor- a 
visit- with friends.^' 

Miss Verna^Brandon who -is em- 
ployed at^the hospital at Green- 
bush, spent Sunday In this city at 
the- home of her parents, Mr. and 
.Mrs. Sererii Brandon; i 

Mrs J. H. McClelland 'and 
daughter,. Mrs. Francis Reed [left 
Sunday night for Detroit \ Lakes, 
called there by the .death of Mrs. 
McClelland'B uncle.' j 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Porter 
left Monday evening on a' brief 
business .trip to Minneapolis.. I 

I Miss Stella Halvorson of Good- 
ridge spent the week end visiting 
here with her sister. Miss Bernlce 
Halvorson. '■ T 

| Miss Insz'Lunder spent the week 
end visiting with her sister in Ada, 
Minnesota. '. She returned to this, 
city Monday morning.- '^^ 

j Nathanial Moen is spending a 
week at Middle River as' a guest 
at the home of hls^sister. 

j Mrs. 'Harry Francis of Minneapo- 
lis ah J Miss Emma Johnson /6f 
Lake Crystal, ' Minnesota, left' for 
Lake Crystal after having/ spent 
last -week in this city, being called 
here by the illness and' death of 
their sister,; Miss Gary Johnson. 
• (Ping Pong pictures' will be taken 
at Salveson's Studio from the 10th 
until the 31st of March. Adv 

jMiss Colette Guth, wh has been 
visiting in. this city with her sis- 
ter. Miss Claire puth, returned to 
her home at Staples, Minnesota,''on 
Sunday. ,/Sne was accompanied as 
far as Crookston by her sister, and 
Miss Mae Kavanaugh^and Randall 
■Npper. / P' 

. 'Miss MyrtleForster local facul- 
ty, member, -spent the week end In 
the Twhrtities. 

( Leaving Tuesday night, the.fol- 


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Nash's Coffee 
Mb. tin . .28c 

3-lb. jar J . 95c 

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3 pkgs. . . . 10c 

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HouseholdGdpH ZoC 

lowing jtocalunen are attending tixe 
LandLO* Lakes Convention in Min- 
neapolis this week: .BJ O. ;Norby, 
Joh.n Lager, Clarence! Sonde, Doug 
las Booren, Clarence JVeVea, Stew- 
art McLeqd, Peter Engelstad, Gor- 
man Thompson, and CarllBrahs. 

Mr and Mrs. Olof ! Aakh'us and 
children of . Effie, Minn., were 
guests at the home of jMr.and Mrs. 
Olaf Neset last' Wednesday. Iney 
were in this city to attend the fun 
.eral rites for Mr. 'William Koepp. 
Mrs. Robert .Nelson will. return 
this week after visitine for oVer 
a week with friends in Minneapo- 
lis. ! 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gnos of 
Baudette visited- at 'the. Paul Har- 
ris home in this city Sunday. 

Mrs. C. E. Hellijuist returned to 
this city Monday morning after 
spending Saturday arid Sunday in 
the Twin Cities visiting; with her 
son Ernest, who ( is attending Mac- 
alester College ,and also with oth- 
er relatives, and frisn'ds. 

Mibs Thea Qunderson, teacher 
in the primary grades at Guthrie 
Minnesota, schools, visited with 
relatives in "this city over the week 
end She returned' to Guthrie on 
Monday morning. 

Miss Orpha.Gabrielson spent the 
week, end in the Twin .Cities. 
„,Mis3 Phyllis Hensrud of Meck- 
Inock, North- Dakota, arrived Sun- 
day evening to visit Indefinitely at 
the, home of her brother and sister-: 
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Hens- 
rud. I ' ■ 

Miss Lorraine Engle 1 came Tues- 
day evening from Fargo, where 
she is a student at the iPargo A. 
C, to spend the mid-year vacation, 
at her home in this city. She will 
return to Fargo, Monday. 

Miss Lenore Jaransrin/ who 
teaches at Guthrie,; Minnesota, 
spent the 'week end in this city 
visiting^-aV the home of her par- 
ents^Mr. and\Mrs. Ed. Jaranson* 
She j returned to Guthrie Monday 
morning. - ',. 

Mr. and Mrs N. C. Xindberg left 
Tuesday . morning for Minneapo- 
lis. [Prom Minneapolis they will 
motor to Duluth for a brief visit. 
They will he accompanied by their 
daughter. Miss Adeline, iwho will 
return with them to'. this city af- 
jter. having recently completed a 
; nurses training course at a Min- 
ineapplis hospital. Mr! -and Mrs. 
iLIndberg and their daughter ex- 
pect to return :to thiB jcity- the 
first of next week. I. 

Miss. Blanche. Rinkel, a student 
at the .Fargo. A, C. .^rriye'd Tues- 
day to. spend until Monday' at her 
home" in this city. ; " 

Ping Pong pictures "will be tak- 
en at Salveson's Studio /rom the 
10th j until the 31st of March. Adv. 
Mr. and Mrs. . Lloydi Moulds, re- 
turned Monday morning from Du- 
luth.j Minnesota; wher^ they had 
visited since last Friday. 
, Mrs H .S. Dahlen, Miss Rosine 
;Dahlen. Miss Elizabe 1 ^ Dahlen, 
and ^Stanton Dahlen motored to 
^rookston on Sundav ! where they 
'Visited with Miss Lydfa Dahlen. 
w.hojis a. nurse at the_ Northwest 
Agricultural college. .; -- - - 
1 [Out-ofrtown relatives' who attend 
ed the funeral services for Morris 
Olson Tuesday were Miss Alma and 
Miss; Myrtle Olson, Mr. and Mrs. 
Roy Miller, Miss Marlys Miller, 
and Joe Bundy, all of Minneapolis. 
I Paul Lundgren left Wednesday 
night for Minneapolis called there' 
by the illness of his' mother. He 
plans to return next Tuesday. 

LMr. 'Herman Suckerinan and 
well Nesse, JewelStadum, Aus- 
tin Shanahan, and Jack Hess mo- 
tored t e Crookston Tuesday even- 
ing to- attend a Journal Carriers'/ 
banquet at the Crookston Hotel. / 
; Daniel F .Cavanaugh, - fire con- 
trol man, third class, on the U^ S. 
S. Nevada left' -Wednesday "night 
for Bremerton. Washington, /where 
the ship is now 'stationed Mr. 
Cavanaugh was in this city to at- 
jtend I the funeral rites for Morris 


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entertained a group of frfenda at a 
quUtingt party jTuesdiaff^ittjenioon; 
March 10i The' afteSHponn. was 
spent; stitching ja, quilt after : [Which 
lunch was served by the, hostess, 

drama! group to meet I J ■ 

matic Section of the Women's Club 
will he the guests of Miss-Alibe 
Larsen at her home at 610 'Bridge 
Street this .evening. Miss -Larsen 
will-be assisted as hostess by; Miss 
Harriet HellflmsL, Miss ,Thbrdis 
Johnson will read a pjay. v ' ! 


orchestra,, which has been organ- 
ized by 'grade school! children un- 
der the auspiceb of the St. Terese 
Studio, made its first appearance 
Sunday afternoon at three p.'m. at 
a recital presented by the Studio. 
Vocal, guitar violin, and piano se 
lections Were rendered by some of 
the pupils Those. taking part in 
the recital were Lorraine Brois- 
olt, Timothy Connor, Lowell Col- 
lins. Oscar Ahlstrom, Veronica 
Cosgrove, Robert Douville, Cleo 
Mae and Vivlanj Engelstad, Ruth 
and Elaine Bessler, Margaret and 
Jean Gustafsori, Robert Grahum, 
Harold and. Earl Kelly, Maxine and 
Elaine Hammergren, Genevieve 
Munt.l Mary Mulry, Doris and Lois 
Nelson . Madonna Protz, Leroy 
Rupprecht .Donald Shanahan, Don 
aid Swedenburg, Robert Smith. 
Marion Swansori. Leona Thompson, 
Margaret and. |George Werstlein. 
and Dorothy Zavoral. 



group of the Women's 'Chrtr will 
meet next TuesdayV. March 17 t at 
the home of Mrs.' John Lind. ! The 
program will consist of a- paper on 
*'Cathedrals of [the World", which 
will, be read by. Mra. Mary. Shaw, 
and a ten minute talk toy Mrs. HL 
A. Pratt on her ■ recent trip to Tex- 


MRS. C. M Ai>K*Ne W'AS HOS- 
tess to the members pf # the Degree 
of .Honor at an evening of bridge, 
at her- home Monday,-!. Mrs. Adkins 
.was assisted as hostess by Mrs. 
Eli Rollahd, Miss Olive Olson, and 
Mrs .G H. Mayers Oakes. Prizes 
for high and law scores at bridge 
were presented! to. 'Mrs.. James 
Steen and Mrs. IP. iX'Vistaunet re- 
spectively. , . ! ■ *'-— * -' 

Pickled Pigs' Feed ^ffi each 5c 


| We wish to extend our sincere 
thanks to our friends, neighbors, 
relatives, and the Elmer-J>Eklund 
Post; of" the American' Legion for 
theirlacts of kindness, messages of 
sympathy, andU^flbral offerings ex- 
tended us^at the sudden death of 
jour beloved son and brother, Mor- 
xr's. ;V7e wish to especially thank 
ley. : FjelBtad for hiB comforting 
, vordk .' 

&Iri>and Mrs. H. E. Olson 
/ and TS^mily. 
Mr. andTl^rs.Roy H. Miller 
and Marlys. 

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Soda Crackers 
2-lb. box 


Fine Granulated 10 lbs. 


98#n(l bag ; j $3.49 


in this city of Hie igSSrlage.of Mis3 
Erha Korupp ,dajat>ler of Mr. ajid 
Mrs. L.-H.TK:orff®Wphis city, and 
Mr. Roy- Foster, of ' : 5ts«ii Valley ' 
Minnesota. The' wedding took 
fplace Tuesday,|iiPebraary '26! at 
Ada. Minnesota.; The couple ViU 
make thelr/nome on a farm hear 
Ada.- " 

! W. C. T. U>^OTES *| 

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■! Alcoholics do not . bear N 8urgical 

shock well. ' \ 

j Alcoholics do not live long after 

being injured 

I Alcoholics -have weak resistance 

of Infection after a wound. 

Alcoholics <have the danger of in- 
tercurrent complications.. 
j Alcoholics have higher per cent 
of mortality In accidents. 
I Alcoholics are more : susceptible 
to disease. > ■ j 

i Alcoholics 1 have less endurance, 
leas accuracy, less emotional and 
nerve! control. 



I Mr.| and Mrs. CUflbrd Evans, 
Grygla, asdh, March 5. 
j Mr. | and Mrs. Stanley Cwickla, a 
son; March 5; , , 

7\- Mr.jand*Mrs.,0. A. Myrum, Rose- 
wood,! a son March 8. 
i- Mr. [and Mrs Martin Ness, Middle 
River* a son, March 8. , l ■ 
j Mr.| and Mrs. (Herbert J, Myers, 
a daughter, March 9. ■;■,-. 
!. Mr. arid Mrs. John'orinley, Brie; 
a daughter, March 10. '• 

Mr. and Mrs. Foster Hill Qryg- 
la, a.son, March 10. ...,! ". 


diate^ relatives and,", friends, Miss ; 
Lyla Eleanore Quain, daughter of 
Mrs. Clara Quani of Erie Minneso- 
/ta, and Willardi^elt|i, a g^rosch, were 
united in marriage" at; the groom's 
home at Elmore Wednesday after- 
noon, February {26thi. The service. 
was read by Reverend Severt Q-Jei>" 
de of the Shlloh Lutheran^church 
of Elmore. The double-^irig cere- 
mony was used.) Thel>ride wore a 
floor length gqwn'rof I white satin" 
and a long .white tulle veU^caught 
up wlth^a wreath of orange blos- 
soms^''Her 'bguauet - rconsiBted of 
creamy white callaiHlea and maid- 
en, hair "fern. The bride was at- 
tended by Miss Margaret F. Krbsch 
a sister of the groom, who; wore a 
floor length gown of pale blue. 
Ldhengren's Weeding j March was 
used for the processional. Follow- 
ing the ceremony, the groom's mo- 
ther was hostess; to the "briday par- 
ty at a wedding dinner. Mr. and 
Mrs. Krosch will be at home on a 
farm west of Blue- Earth, Minneso- 
ta after the first of March. 


\fere hosts at a j Sunday night; 
Bijpper'^na' bridge (at their. home, 
on ;MarchH£, Their guests jwere: 
Mr ■ andj Mrs. Harold Rasrauflson, 
Mr..and; Mrs;.'.WeBley Wheeler, Mr. 
and < Mrs.l wv'-' Vistaunet, and Mr. 
and i Mrs. 1 Clarence 'Sande. . j . 


and Mr^. ^Fred Fred'erickson were 
hosteas'ea toLthe Young Matrons of 
the Womep'i^Club at the home of 
Mrai BJorkmaaj Tuesday evening 
Mrs. ; W: : ;RjlPatlerson addressed the 
group; herrsubject being "Hanging 1 
of Picturem'.land lifWh was serv- 
ed by the hostesses. ; . 

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Funeral. (services [were held Sat- 
urday evening, at the Larson Chap 
el, for Misk Cary Johnson, for sev- 
eral years) an 'instructor in the 
Central sehoolj in this city, who 
died in a ljocal'i hospital at 12:15 a. 
m. Saturday, March 7. Reverend 
R M. FJejstadi- officiated at the 
service, 'fee body| was taken to 
Lake - Crystal, \ Minnesota, Miss 
Johnson's birthplace for. final rites 
and interment. Miss Johnson, who 
was born July G, |l886" at Lake 
Crystal, isl survived by her broth- 
ers,. Jens, [Leonard, I and Nolan, all 
of Lake Crystal, and Howard of 
Eveleth, Minnesota;" and her sis- 
ters, Mrs. Gena Jerison of Manka> 
to, Mrs. Lena Franjcis of Minnea- 
polis, Mrs. Nora Olson, Mrs. Pearl 
Lefflen, ai|d Miss Emma Johnson 
of Lake Crystal, Miss .Alma John- 
son and Miss Clara Johnson of 
Sioux City Iowa .Mrs. Anna New- 
gard of De rrick. North Dakota, and 
Mrs. Mary — --'---- 

Blakely, Of" Lake Crys- 


Funeral- Services Were held at the 
Trinity Lutheran -church in thi3 
city Tuesday af^terjipon, March 10, : 
for Morris^Floyd Olson who died ip 

the 'Naval 
March 4." 

hospital- at Puget Spuhd 
Mr Olson was 'born in 

Thief. River Falls on' Septenrtwr i_, 
1909. He grew to I manhood here 
attending the grade schools and 
high, school here. In 1931 he en- 
listed in U»e Navy and was assign- 
ed to the ba^tleshiplu. S. S. Neva- 
da. On the last day jbf February of( 
this year he ; was taken seriously ill 
with lobar pneumonia, and was ad- 
mitted to the hospital ' at Puget 
Sound Maijch 1, where he died af- 
ter an illness "of |fbur- days. His 
body arrived in-this 1 city with nav- 
al escort an Monday. .Atlthe time 
of his death Mr. Olson had risen to 
the position "of fire control man, 
third class|, on the battleship Ne- 
vada. Mr.|01sonLis survived by his 
parents Mr. and Mrs. HansQlson 
of this city, and the} following "bro- 
thers and sisters: Mrs. Roy Miller 
of Minneapolis, Miss . Alma and 
Miss ..Myrtle^ Olson, also of Minne- 
apolis and) Alvin, Douglas, Floyd, 
and Alton piving at home 




Miss Arnhild FJelstad, daughter 
of Rev. and MrsJ R M FJelBtad of 
this city, who Is attending Con- 
cordia College, Mporhead, has been 
selected for a leading role in the 
Gilbert! and Sullivan opera, "The 
Mikado", which [will be presented 
by the Concordia chorus this 
spring,) according to announcement 
made m The Concordian, Concorr 
dia college newspaper. ' 



were Hosts at.' six o'clock . dinner 
at their hom£ Tv|ednesday evening. 
Their guests wereVMr. and Mrs. 
W. G.. Claffy. Mr. and Mrs. John 
land, MIsb Erma Spririgen, . and 
Lyle Lannlng. I- After dinner; 
bridge Tvas played, at : two tables, 
prizes- for high iscore being won 
by Mr. and Mrs-'jilndl 


son read a paper on the subject, 
''Choirs, Church Music and Orators 
loa" at the regular meetinglof the 
Music Group of 'the' Women's Club, 
held in the Club; rooms in the au- 
ditorium MondayueTOhine. Follow 
ing the program,; lunch -was served 
by ttie hostesses, 1 Mrs. G. 'H» May 1 
er-Oaies fend Mrs.;. Gleri-Andersptt 
The decorations were: carried or •■ 
In a St Patrick'aipay color-scheft 
of green Vid^mt$^,r-.' m ~^§ 

William JjeC South, died Sunday 
afternoon, March"8 at his home in 
Jtfoyian Towhsiiip at; thejage.of 54 
years. Mr] South was born Aug- 
ust 27, lSSlVln CJlilppewa County, 
Minnesota. In 1901) he was mar- 
ried 'at. Aberdeen 1 , 'South Dakota, to 
'Miss Anna. Geerlings. He moved 
from Chippewa County to Moof- 
head, and in 1915 he moved to Mi- 
chigan where ne^liied until. 1930, 
at which time moved- to Moylan 
township, Marshall- county, where 
be has sin<je made his home. Fun- 
eral services were h.eld at the Er- 
ickson and] Lund Chapel Wednes- 
day, March 11, at three o'clock, 
Reverend E. L. Turigseth officiat- 
ing." The body was/ sent to Hol- 
land, Michigan for'! final services 
and interment. , Mr. | South is sur- 
vived by his wife, his daughters, 
Mrs. Williain Tionmer of Zeeland, 
Michigan, and Miasi Jeanette South 
living at home; His 1 sons ^Lawrence 
of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Clar- 
ence of Holland, Michigan, and 
Harold, Russell, andJAlvln, all liv- 
ing at homp; his father Sidney R. 
South' of Alexandria; his sister, 
Mrs. Charles Gansberry of Alexan- 
dria; and} his brothers Bert South 
of HewetteJ Minnesota and Henry" 
of Polloup, Washington. . 


Funral services were held Mon- 
day, March 9, for Mrs. Bergit Sto- 
laas who di »d at herlhome in Deer 
Park Townihip March 4 at the age 
of slxty-nin » yeaifs. Services were 
-held at the Stolaas home at ,pne 
o'clock andjat the Oak Part Luth- 
eran church at. two o'clock. Rev- 
erend O. O. Bjorgan officiating 
Burial was in. the Oak Park: church 
cemetery. ^1tb ; Stolaas was^ Uorn 
September II, 1866; in Satersdal- 
en, Norway. ."She cairie from-Nor- 
way to Fjaler, Minnesota, in 1891, 
where she ras zharrieu'in 1892 to 
Slur Stolaas. Later }Mfi* and Birs. 
Stolaas lived in Clearwater- and 
Gaxnes To'v nanips^ 'ana 1 - in ■• 1904 
they moved to 'Deer Park township 
where they have' siitte^made- their 
hoipe. Mm SoUaas hvsttrrived t»y 
he^ hushand, hef^diragtoexBi-Jirs. 
Halvor Myruni of^Olflee/TiM. Theo 
dprerHe^rickijotf « Siplee* saitf: 
Mrs; Giliwr Burttad ot«rl§; her; 
attnfliBwiSJ ^GrstfcTXXnileeV^aBn. f 
: =ia4ttfo^a*tf*fl^eTt»l«iV *ha t#fr 
brothers «nd twenty gra**nRdreii'^ 

OLE HALVORSON ' made liis homd there. -: Surviving 

'.' ■ ' -~ — '—^ — ' relatives iare his sisters Mrs.Knut 

(Ole Halvorson, who' died, March SordaHi ;bf tfrygla, Mrs. William" 
6 at the'honte of Alfred Olson Injj3pse°f Rollette, North Dakota, his- 
Reiner Township, was, born NoveniThrbtherp,: Torjus of Erie, Miimeso-. 
her 4,4869 in'POpe County, Minna- ta Gunderiof Grj'gla, and Julius of 

sota.. He moved from Pope Coun; 
ty to Grand Forks, North Dakota, 
in 1879; and In 1898 to Grygla 
From there they moved to ~ Reiner 
township in 1906, ' and has since 

California. I Funeral services were 
held Wednesday;'* March 11, at two 
o'cloc'k^'at ; the Rosendahl Luther- 
an ©lurch.; Reverend O. 6, Bjorgan 
officiating, i and burial was in (he 
Rosendahl ; Lutheran cemetery- ' 

Values from Nationa.1! I 


100 lbs. 

. Granulated 

K TO lbs, 51c 


Campbell^ Tomato Soup, 4101 ez, a!L'25c 

Bananas, lb. ." 6c | New Texas Cabbage 4c 
Oranges. 28 8's, sweet &iuicy; 2 dozetf35c ' 
Head Lettuce, large, cr isp .heads. 2 for lie 
Big Sale from Mon. Mar. 16 to T hnrs. Mar. 19 

Peanut Butter 
Salad Dressing 

Fels Naptha ■ 

SOAP, 10 bars for ilo 

Palmolire / 

SOAP, 4 cakes T 17o 


1 13-oz. cans 19c 

Beads of Soap 

SUPEK SUBS, 21 oz. pky ..17o 

Easy on the: Hands 

SILVEB DtTST, 2 16-01 pies 23c 

Solft a sOld linen 

SCOT TISSUE 4roUg .... 29o 

Hazel Brand 
Big 2-lb. jar 

Sweet Girl 
Big Quart Jar 


Southern Bream— Layer 

CAKE, half cake 16c, whole 25o 


BEACK PEPPEB, 8 o% tin, 2 25c 

AU Flarors 


1 oz. bottles, 2'for ...... 25c 

Kraft CreonKCheese 

S-oz. foil pigs^3 for ... 25c 
Log . Cabin \ 

8TRUP, 12 oz can ..\ ... 19c 



„ »d St. 

First Djoor South of Penney's 


CRACKERS 2 t?i!fc 

Peaches, So. 10 can 


Pears, No. 10 can 


Apricots, No. 10 can 

Milk, 3 cans 




411 7c 

Peanut Butter 

. Hartz DeLuxe 

2 Ibi jar 25c 

No. 10 pail 47C 

Brown Sugar, 3 lbs. 


Xoaf Sugar, 3 lbs. 


Powdered Sug ar, 3 lbs. 21c 





CAMAY, 3 bars 

SUGAR, 10 pounds 51c 

Rice, fcp. Blue Rose, 3 lbs. 19c 
Sauer Kraut, 3 No. 2 cans 25c 
Mustard, salad style Quart Jar 12c 

Puffed Wheat-- 
Corn Flakes 
3 pkgs. . 25c 
4 lbs. 25c 



^Blue Plums) 

3 cans . . 25c 


Exti^a Fancy 
40-pound box . 

ORANGES, Fancy Navels, doz. 22c 

GRAPEFRUIT, 100 size, 6 for "He - 

APPLES, 40-lb. box $im 

Red Winesaps, 10 lbs . 39e 


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Bactcrioloay »nd Pre- , 

__dicinc. University of , 

OoIHkc of Medicine; , 

aKiline health 

Streamline construction; of .auto--' 
locomotives and 
trains Is been tit* 
inj; ' sir common 
now Unit st r<>! i in- 
line sei'ins ti» lie 
a HxiMl word In 
i lie 1 a n g u Hie. 
'Strfiiiiiliiie* con- 
struction is «s 
.sociajed w?- 1 t h 
speed. '■[ conven- 
ience anil com- 
fort; : ; In other 
words. ! with in- 
creased efll- 
..clency. , 
ever stopped to con- 
lue^tQi the efforts of 
heulth^-Trflfcfiils, you 
lieient henltlt than your 
hail, or that your fa- 
his youth? You really 
like health. - ; You can 
for more years of your 
jr forefathers did. 

llave* you 
shier that, 
your public 
have more e 
ther had in 
have strain: 
work harder 
life thao.yo 


In ,1835 the span of life expect- 
ancy'was-only 30.years; today, 1935, 
* it is' approximately increased exactly 
100 per cent. 

. : jWe take' It so for granted today 

■ that a large! city !s a healthy place 
V in! which to J live that It Is difficult 
1 to| think back to the 17S0fl830 half 

century -.wh^n London was charig-. 
liig from virtually a village ' to the 
first great Industrial center of mod- 

- era times, 'that half century was 
the beginning of the machine age. 

[And that ; beginning took | a -tre- 
mendous toll of life. The country 
population nocked Into London to 
get the pittance of the machine, but 
as soon as they came they! died. 
The crowded squalid living! condi*' 

. tlons and th ; long dark hours were 
too hard. '?bougb the influx was 
constant. It ivas not enough Jto bal- 
ance the rai id death rate. ; !in au- 
) thority of.thtt time made! the state- 
ment in'.IStO that the death-rate 

• .was In prop irtion to the density of 
the population. He said be had ob- 
served that the more people were 
congregated together in cities, the 

■ higher was he death s tolL \ 

If tills condition had continued' 

- to be true — during the' one hundred 
.' and thirty-five years' since that 

time, I doubt if we would, have any 
cities of over 10,000 population. 

But we have made vast progress 
In safeguarding health. The] health 
controlling igencles have' made It 
possible to ki;ep healthy as many 
people -as the architects and engi- 
neers can concent rate' In any given 
area. Ind ;ed. the present-day 
death rate ii. large cities Is las low 
I r not lowei than in sparsely pop- 

■ A i Intril rural en mm unities. 

■ It is not < nl.v doctors that^ are In 
charge of this public health service. 

■" There are r mriy other highly edu- 
cated, well-t iiini'd men and ;\voim*n 
responsible 'or a hirst* pan; of the 

- silci-es-; or t o> work * j ■ 

Fir-si ther ;are" the sanitary engi 
peers .who"- ure employed In tlie 
practical amplication of the prlticl 

pies, of san 

ers, and of 
human and 
industrial ' 

tnry science., such 
our driiiklup : water 
This requires a knowledge; of the 
biological Iijfe In streams and riv- 
stream pollution with 
tiilmal excreta and with 
wastes. Mosquito con- 
trol alsti' cp nes in this department, 
and the en'js neera must know about 
breeding habits of mos- 
quitoes, and must be able to Iden- 
tify the vai Ions mosquito races so 
as to dlstin ntlsli those which carry 
low fever • and : dengue 
lever. Thes'e matters afe N only part 
>f their duties. X \^ ] 

IT you coi Id peep into the depart- 
ment of vial statistics; of your 
state healtli otlii'ps. you might won-, 
fler what -die mathematicians you 
saw there would- have to do" with 
'health.--,. They seehi. to he keeping 

books, hut 
nearesi. to. 

the hooks are those 
St. 1'eter. "Voui and I 

Idiseases is 

are on theif books. They make two. 
each of its : : our en- ' 
this world and onr-exlt 
■■from .It Th*y calculate, death*' rates 
L_j\ i — .. Hthemmleal deductions-^ 
low many people sliould 
froni any given ^disease. 
The denartmeni of communicable 

iiade up of- doctors Who 

have specialized Mn this field. "\Then 
there are laboratories'; in which 
there are many persons trained .in 
bacteriology, serology Nind chemis- 
try. They ma ke^testsNand analyses 
of ail sorts!""- In- brlefi^eVery. matter 
connected- with public health In/any 
way comes' under the supervision 
of your state .department of^ public 

It is due to this supervision that 
;vre no loi ger fear typhoid fever, 
cholera or other epidemic disi 

But whi e we have made' enor- 
' — ' tabus strld a In public health, most 

of them In 
we public 
from satis: led, 
lie health 

the last hundred years, 
health officials' are far 
WeyWant the pan- 
to- be mqch better than 
It l£. We want^ for Instance, 
! wipe dlphtierla / off the face of the 
Wt have the knowledge to 
and If every parent In 
the country would co-operate, we 
could accomplish It - Likewise we 
coold be: free of tuberculosis. ;- 

fit WeX*ra Nowapaper Unloa. 



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law the Board at 

loners of Pe&nl acton 
n»t-at : th« Otfioe 
or at 10:00 A, 1C 


Cffunty Coc 

Cotfnty. MIL 

of Uis" Count 

! -v Xarjeb 3rd, 

I£bU was lulled and all members 
vrexe presents 

' The mlnat«3 ol the meeting of Feb--. 
v rwajry-^itli, 1BS6 were read and approv- 

' / t *Zi/' ' 1 " I ■*" 

i moved by Commissioner Hulry and 
/ - tveofmded byj Commissioner Mandt, 
t&at Sam Hanson be furnished round 
trip transportation from. Thief River - 
Falls to the University of Minnesota 
Hospital. Carried. - . ! 

Moved by Commissioner Uandt and 
seconded by Commissioner -•' Mulry 
that assignment of securities furnish- 
ed by the Union State Bank of Thief 
. Jttver Palls, |flO,O00.00U. SJ Treasury 
Votes and $5,000.00 Waseca Cotfnty 
Drainage Bonds, .'be- approved. 'Car-' 

. Slaved by I Commissioner Bredeson 
and seconded by 'Commissioner' Mul- 
ry that Rainh Erickson be furnished 
1 round trip transportation Thief Riv- 
er Palls to University of Minnesota 
Hospital. Clrried. J 

I The Members- of the Town I Board of 
the, Township of North appeared be-' 
fore the Board and requested the 
graveling of | a road in Rustad's Ad- 
dition.' This request will be given 
consideration when the Road Pro- 
gram for 1336 Is laid out. • *, 

■ ] Petition of; the residents of the 
Township of j Sllverton in ' regard to 
the extension of County Aid Road 
No. 4 was read and ordered filed to 
be considered further when | the State 
of Minnesota 1 has made the gas tax 
allotment: | > : ' 

i A petition from the residents of the 
.Township of I Sanders and Bray re- 
' attesting .the) graveling and' grading 
of County Aid Road No. 1, was read 
and ordered filed to be given further 
.consideration | when tbe State makes 
the" gas tax allotment. 

The following resolution was 'offer- 
ed, by Commissioner Roy who moved 
Ills adoption^ . . ^ 

WHEREAS: Each ; year whenxihe 
frost Is leaving the ground, th ©-High- 
way Department of the State^bf Min- 
nesota has posted a gross load limit 
'o n the State jTrunk Highways": and, 

WHEREAS, Heavily loaded motor 
trucks have detouredjon to State Aid 
Roads of Pennington County: as a 
result, of the State Trunk Highways 
'being posted with a gross load 1 limit: 
a-ad. . j 

WHEREAS: This has resulted In 
heavy damage to the State Aid Roads 
of Pennington County entailing con- 
siderable extra expense each year to 
again place, these roads In condition 

■ for motor travel: ' / 
SOLVED: that the County Highway 

i Engineer be. j and Is hereby Instructed 
to .have signs, made and post each 
State Aid Road of Pennington Coun- 
ty* with the same number of pounds 
gross load limit as is! placed on' State 
Trunk Highways in Pennington 
County, and.' | 

that the Sheriff of Pennington Coun- 
ty fa requested to deputise each Pen- 
nington Coupty Highway Mainten- 
ance Patrolman to enforce this regu- 
lation^ and, J- ] / 

that the State Aid Roads in Penning- 

' too County will remain posted- with 
a gross load lllmit until such .time as. 
the County Highway! Engineer shall 
determine that these roads can again' 
carry heavy [loads without excessive 




a Office 

Bloc Weld and. Maeh. Shop., 

Repairs snow plows 

A. Erickson, ~ Engineers 

mileage ;i 

Oen Merc jCo., Repairs for 

trucks | 

Robertson ! Lhr. Co., Snow 
I Pence. . . \y*i..\ ........ ^. i ..... . 

H.- K. Rogers -Co., Blueprints.. 
Cities ^Service ' Co., Gasoline 

for'^trucks . . ............. .'. 

Hansons Oarage, Repairs ' to" 

"" trucks : ............. 

\. A- Brickson, Engineers 

mileage . '...,. 


Town of Norden, Masons 1927 

Chapter 31SS 

Town of Black River, Masons 

-192T: Chapter S196 

Town of North, Masons 1927: 

Chapter 3195 

Town of Reiner, Masons 1927: 

Chapter 3195 2Dtt\32 

Town of Wyandotte, Masons . 

1927: Chapter 3196 ..■ 3135 

Village of St. Hilalre, Masons ! 

1927: Chapter 3195 "13330 

Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
seconded by Commissioner Lee' -that 
the Board idj turn until the next re- 
gular meeting. / - 

"' s^ J_ PAUL ROT, 

Chairman County Board. 

J 578.64 
. 40.81 

i 3420 


..." 92.66 


County Auditor. 









bart'fann, which hehaa 

ed . . .;.. 

; Elllns; fflemeason of 
ited at the tome of bia 
Ed Hogenson from W< 
tU PriaV. . j/ 

; Mr. and Mrs. CeJvin / Toomey and 
Mrs. Peter Erigelataa motored to 
Crookston on Saturday for a yisit 
at the Paul Kngelstad home. ' On 
their return on Sunday they were 
accompanied toy/ Morris Engelstad 
and Alice Anderson, who have* via 
ited there since. Thursday, and .Fri; 
day. ' "/:■" ■"". )' : ■' 

Another /Rural Electrification 
meeting was called on Friday after 
noon at y&lhall try County Agent, 
R, M. Douglass. At this : meeting 
the project was discussed more 
fully./ Eleven men were present. 

in a month. /Watch 




Tiuj band- Is aversgiBf four re-1 lun«; inotorei to Bar lake this! 



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Miss Bettie Hamlin, high school 
te acher here, spent' the weefei end 
afj her home 'in Minneapolis! } 

Cleo Peterson ■; •spent .-"the week ^^ 

The foregoing' resolution was sec- 
onded by Conimissloner Bredeson and 
■ra being put to a vote; was unanimous 
!y adopted. \i, | 

-Moved by /Commissioner Lee and 
seconded by I Commissioner Mulry, 
tha,t .Ed. Kbrstad, Korstad Mercantile 
Co„ located In Hlghlandlng Twp. be 
granted an ON SALE and an OFF 
SALE Malt 'Liquor License for the 
year; 1936. Carried. I 
• Moved by Commissioner Bredeson 
and seconded by Commissioner Lee 
., that the Board meet as a committee 
•a; March 4-6-11 and 12. 1936. to fur- 
ther- consIderiOld Age Assistance Ap- 

- plications. ■ Carrted.v j ; -. 

/The -following requests for adjust- 
ment I of Personal Property taxes 
•were approved -and referred to the- 
> Minnesota Tax Commission for ap- 
f- praval. j ■ 

-L. Holmes; Black River. 
Lloyd Johnson, Rocksbury. 
Earl Jenson, Black River. 
Chas. Piterman, Thief River Palls. 
Joo King, Rocksbury. 
Tbronson Motor Co. (remove new 
■ lcan>).T. IR. Falls. 
The following requests for the 
. abatement and settlement of accumu- 
lated taxes were approved and re- 
. ferred to the. j Minnesota Tax' Com- 
mlsslon: | -, 

C, A. Rambeck, T.- R. Palls. 
A. E. Jacobson, T. R. Palls. 
Julius Morstad, T. R. Palis. 
N. Beebe, 'Rocksbury. 
Trinity Lutheran Church,' T. R. 

Falls. : " i 
Mary SaJTord, T. R. FallsJ 
The following bills were read, aud- 
- ited and alldw'ed: 


Jones and Kroeger, Office Sup- 

: ■; plies ..J. .....;...;.» 69^5 

jpoucher Printing and Litho 

Co., Office : supplies ' 92.13 

Fritz Cross Co., Oftflce supplies 115.17 
Japs Olson Co., Office supplies 6.93 
Miner Davis Co., Office sup- 
plies 415.9S 

Times Pub. Co., Office supplies 45.50 
Times Pub. Co., Legal Publi- 
cation 441.07 

St. ■ Hilalre Spectator^ Legal 

Publication, - 177.26 

. J. A. Erickson, Expense to 

Hngr. meeting ; ....* 10.77 

Swift and Co., Supplies court • 

house .... i .' 9.00 

Oen Mercantile Co., Supplies 

court house: .";• . 33.56 

• C-eo. Werstleln, Premium In- 
surance PQllcy 43.20 

Prod D. Lorentson, Recording 

St Transfers 15.00 

City of Thief River Palls, . 

Housingj prisoners '.. 17.00 

A. M. Smith, Coroner Exp. ... 64.0 
A- M. Senstad R. R. Fare OAA 

Meeting i .', j 9.74 

Central Lbr.' |Co., Coal for 
Court House and lumber 
for house on Dewey Ave..... 39.65 
NeJs,.C Olson, Appraisal of , 

Court .House -. ' 5.00 

"Western Union, ' Telegram N. 

R- S. Office ....'.; M' 

O. Oi Lee ,: per diem and mile- 

i age ""...;. j 8.20 

Paul Roy, per diem and mile- 
age .J.J.;-. 4.60 

O. ;M. M^ndt, per .diem and 

- mileage - .'...; gjo 

W, i H. ,MiiIry; per diem and 

mileage : . J flg) 

■ Alfred Bredeson, per diem and 

mileage § '. .■ ZJ20 


Iver T. Bugge, Repairs for 

snow plows: J .".. 2,25 

Northern Woodwork Co., Re- 
pairs for snow plows : 1L10 

Thorman Rosholt Co„' Repairs 
for- snow plows ...j....' 3B.87 

Taxeraas Impl. Co., j Repairs 

f^r bhow plows ...; Z3S 

TTm. H. Zlegler Co., i Repairs 
for snow plows ..,! 1UL22 

OK- Tire and Battery/ Repairs 
for snow plows ...i. .......... 2.00 

Borebert Ingersoll Inc., Cut- 
ting Edges! :..,. rtwt 

Japs Olson,; SoppUesj Bnxin- ( 


ents, Mr. and Mrs: Gust Peterson. 
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hagen and 
daughter Maryln of Thief River 
Falls spent! the week end at 'the 
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hag- 
■bjrg. / ; J 

A numuer of friends and rela- 
tives of Mr. and Mrs. Ericfc John- 
stn visited at' their home Tuesday 
eijenihg, the occasion being iMrs. 
Johnson's* 71st hirthday. . ! 

jTne following were guests "at a 
httthday party Tuesday evening at 
the O H. Nohre home in honor of 
Epel Nobre's birthday: - Helena 
Johnson, Ethel Vattendahl, Mrs. 
Ben Nyberg, Greta Frederickson, 
Olive Moberg, Eaeanor Peterson, 
Clifford Johnson, Stilaf Andersbn< 
Roy and' Joe Moline and Harold 
Nohre. The evening ^was spent 
playing various guinea and at mid- 
night lunch; was served. 

[Mrs. Arvid_Caflson from Middle 
River spent/Wedneeday and Thurs 
day at the A. L. Carlson home. 

JMrs. Olaf Hagen spent the week 
end at the Christ Rastad home. 

|Mra. Ted Ness of Red Lake Falls 
spent the week end visiting friends 
and relatives here. 

[Mrs. S. Nohre and Oscar and 
Agnes Conklin and baby spent 
Sunday at the O. H. Nohre home 

[Eunice Linholm ' returned home 
last week after having heen em- 
ployed at Thief River Falls. 

|Mrs. Lewis Wegge spent a : few 
days at. the; home of her son and 
daughter-in-law, Mr. and ■ Mrs. 
Dennis Wegge. 

!Mr. and Mrs. Paul- Olson spent 
Thursday at the Arthur Olson 
home at Newfolden. 

/ Ben Bllingson of Cannon Fails, 
Minnesota, ' arrived Tuesday to 
spend a few- dayB at the home of 
his mothers Mrs. L. J. Bllingson. 

The local M. W. A. camps held 
regular monthly meetings Tues- 
day evening, March. 3rd; in the Mu- 
nicipal Auditorium After the 
business meeting lunch wW serv- 
ed. The Women's Camp appointed 
committee composed > of Ethel 
Jorgenson, Dorothy Johnson, and 
Alice Lemieux to prepare a pro- 
gram , to he presented at the next 
regular meeting. Lunch i for ; the 
next meetinR will be ■ served ; by 
Mrs. M. Martiri, Mrs. J. I Hanson, 
and 1 , Dorothy Johnson. ' j . 

The regular meeting of the P. T. 
A. was held in; the high school ! as 

hearsala of a [period a week, andlweekland 
ail members are doing 'well.! ; It is* |\teriai[ for 
entirely possible tbajt it wlU^make 
& public appearance before the 
school year doses I 

Mr. Williamsj^ia thja new 'xlmith- 
Hughes" instructor y^ho has taken 
Mr. Grlmsrud'sj place for the, time 
being; His home is In Montevideo 
from where be {drove up the earlier 
part of the week. jMr. Williams 
has Just returned from .the South. 
'.' Plummer flayed its last hoakett 
ball' game of the season at Crook- 
ston last Thursday, [ Two busses 
took the student rooters who had 
made arrangements j for the trip. 
Warren took thje hard fought game. 
The team returned Thursday night 
but went back 1 on Friday for the 
other games. | ! 




Harold Arne left Saturday for 
Baltrami where he will be employ- 
ed i for the summer months. 

jMarie Oieh Hilda and Arthur 
Erickson and Mrs. Oaxlj Alberg 
Bpent Wednesday afjernoon at the 
ClifTord Hedeen home in Thief-Riv 
er, Falls. [ 

Lew Myhrer and Adolph Chris- 
tofson came; last Monday for a vis- 
it] at the Peter Engelstad home. 
Adolph Christofson" left on Satur- 
day evening; 

Florence and* Anna Hansen, Ru, 
by ( Engelstad and Alice Anderson 
spent Tuesday evening with Mrs.' 
Sena Larson 1 in Thief River Falls ' 

[Peter Engelstad was a business. : 
caller at the SIg Vik home Thurs- 
day afternoon. The Vik family re- 
cently moved to the former Engel- ; 

4th.| The meeting was called to 
order by Supt. Ripple. ; After the 
business meeting the following pro 
gram was presented: Selection by 
Miss^Koed's Harmonica Band; A 
Reading by Margaret Saum; Read- 
! ing, Carol Hovland; Song, Seventh 
and| Eighth grade boys; Vocal so- 
lo. William McCrady, accompanist 
Miss Irene Swenseid; Song, Girl's 
Trio; Selection by Harmonica 
Band. After the program' lunch 
was | served by Mesdames Langlie, 
J. Norbyi Karlstad, Vatthauer, Ja- 
cobson. Richards, W Peterson, 
Lemieusi Sorenson and Rossberg. 

Arnold Karlstad, who 'attends 
the Bemidji State Teachers college 
.spent a.few days last: week at the 
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs 
M. L. Karlstad. y ^ \ 

Miss Evelyn Lonergan returned 
to Red Lake Sunday having. spent 
the [weekend -:at the home' of her 
parents Mr/ and Mrs. W. T. Lon- 

„Ray Wichterman, -who is employ 
ed at Effie, Minn., spent the week- 
end [at his home here; 
. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmidt Jr 
of Red Lake Falls visited -Monday 
at the homo of Mrs. Schmidt's 
mother, Mrs.- Ragna Norby, ■ s • | , 

A|"Home Town" dance was held, f 
in the Municipal Auditorium Sat- 
urday evening. Music was furn- 
ished by^a' local orchestra and the 
ladles, served luncbXat midnight. 

Miss Adelaide La" Voyleft Wed- 
nesday evening for Belle Fourche. 
S. Dak., where she will be employ- 
ed. [ ■ . ■ • ,.,-' 
. : Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Thibert and 
children, and Miss Eleanor Sherry 
visited*- friends and relatives in 
CroqkBton, Friday. 

Mrs. Theo Lariel of Brooks vis- 
Itedjat the home of her mother, 
Mrs.; Mary. Eifert,- Tuesday. • 
; Mr. and Mrs. Ing Storvick of 
Red Lak© Falls visited relatives 
here! Sunday. ■/ 

MisB Aagot Hanson of Thief-Riv 
er Stalls, visited friends and^reld- 
tives here Sunday. //'. 

. Mr. and Mrs. Albert^Martin vis- 
ited in Crooksf on, Saturday. 


Mr, and MrsLiEmil Mellem and 
cliildren were dinner| guests at the 
Pete Mellem home, Sunday, : 

The Rindal LJadles [Aid will meet 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil 
Helquist Tuesday^ March 17th " 

Those that attended the funeral 
for Albert Styrlund at Viking on 
Saturday werej J. |A. Helquist, 
Emil Bloomberg, Mrs. A. Paulson, 
Mrs. Julia Axeiaon, Mrs; A. 'Gul- 
seth, Mrs, EL Mellem 'and Mrsi Ber 
nard Ranum. [Because of snowi- 
blocked roads they all returned on 
the train that evening. . j 

Mrs. Jack Mills anld children of 
Granite Falls are visiting a^ few 
days at the Lappagaard and Rye 
homes this week. . | 

Mr. > and Mrs J; A.' Helquist en- 
tertained a few of thbir- friends at 
a birthday party held in honor of 
their daughter Lorraine, who cele- 
brated her birthday Sunday. Those 
that were there were: Mr. ! and 
Mre. Lloyd Anderson,! Mr. and 'Mrs. J 
Carl Bloom and son LaVerne, Al-j 
vin Helquist, Clifford j Rye, Clifford 
Stromberg, MIsb Myrtle Strom- 
berg, Miss. Irma Anderson, Miss 
Lydia Helquist and: Miss Mavis An 
derson. Lovely gifts were Ipre- 
sented to 'Lorraine in remembrance 
of the occasion. i . 

Mrs. Thorn Holten and daught- 
er Bertha spent Monday in Crbok- 
eton visiting, with Mrs. Holten's 
siBter.'™ • ~' ■ ■; j : -, '[ 

Mrs. Carl Bloom and son 'La- 
Verne visited " in Viking Friday 
with Mrs. Bloom's slater,- Mrs. Le- 
na Nordgaam. [ ^ 

The Rindal Luther ! League will 
meet at the home of IMrs Saugen 
Friday evening,, the 13th. 

Misses Doris and Esther Hanson 
left for Hoople Thursday morn- 
ing where they will | spent i some 
time visiting with friends and rel- 
atives. '! ■ 

for the date. 1 1 . .Hafry. Whiter and ^'Augnat Berg-; 


The following program commit- 
tee was chosen by the Happy Help 
ful Club to plan the next program: 
Florabelle KJos, chairman; Bern- 
ice Mahla Donna Bemly and Don- 
ald Hesse. 

1 The senior class Is starting re- 
hearsals of their class play "Cam- 
PUB Quarantine", "which is a hilari- 
ous comedy. It will be given with 

Is there a difference in ASPIRIN ? 

8000 dtouuUm. 

• When more than ] 8,000 
RexallDrnggjsts stake their 
reputations on the. superi- 
ority ol Purctest Aspirin, 
there inust be something to 
it. Tbej know that tie public 
can\t be fooled 'on aspirin. 

See' for yourself how 

much more quxcklyi Pure- 

test/Aspirin works. See, too, 

•" ho w much more you get for 

i your money. Buy Puretut. 



Thief River Pharmacy 




Mrs. M. H. -Jackson and daugh- 
ter Patricia, accompanied" by Mrs. 
John Hanson, Mrs. Lester , Olson 
and Mrs. O.. Gunstad 1 motored to 
Grand Forks last - Friday. Mrs. 
Jackson visited with Mrs. Louis 
Giese, who was a patient -at the 
hospital .there. Before returning, 
all were entertained for lunch at 
the home; of Mrs; Lester Olson's 
Bister, Msr. Boltman. \ 

The Borgeh Players iarrived here 
the middle' of the week from Nevis 
to make their home at the .H. F. 
Hanson home, in the south part of 
town. They have- spent part; of 
each year here- for several years. 

County commissioner Paul Roy 
and other -.county board members 
returned Monday from St Paul' 
where they' attended a commission 
er's . convention. j 

returned j with more ma* 

bee hives' . 
Teachers Association 
meeting i^as postponed until Fri- 
day evening, due to a number of 
children laving the mumps, 
\ .MrsL 2J< tyd 'Johnson entertained 
the Sewisgr club Thursday after- 
noon at her <home. I Those present 
^ere jMpwdames Elmer Johnson, 
Arvid J Johnson* Davie Johnson! Ben 
Lardy> : John Gunstad and JensAlm 

qUlSt.;. '■- | -, - j:- .. . f 

'Mr,! and Mrs. Simon Holmberg 
and son Nets of Thief River Italia 
visited Sunday at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. JMartin Gulieth. 

Mrsj S. JM. Olness was honor 
guest I at ^ birthday party at her 
home, when a few *of her friends 
gave her a birthday} party on i Sun- 
day.; |A isocial afternoon' was* 
spent, LCnch was [served at the 
close of the afternoon. Mrs Ol- 
ness received! a number of useful 
gifts. ) Those present were Rev. 
and Mrs. Mv li-Dahle 1 , Mrs. Richard 
Larson, Mrs. H. F. Hanson, Mrs. 
KnutelKolbtad; Mrs.,Ordeen Olson. 
Miss Blisa, 1 Hehrickson, Miss Swan 
soh and Mrs, OInesal 

Miaa Yera 1 Almquist -came home 
Friday evening from Mavle and 
spent ;the,|week end at the home 
of her, parents-l She returned to 
her teaching duties Monday morn- 

Mr. "and 1 Mrs. &S. Vik were dSr 
ner guestsjl Sunday at the home of 
Mr. and Mts. Sig Vik. 

Mr. iWollen, |7th and 8th grade 
teacher, left Friday ■: evening for 
Glenwood! to spend the week end 
at the hame'bf his parents 

MrJandJMrsi Bar! Jenson and 
son^ Mr. and Mrs. Y.\ G. Brink and 
; daughters wfer e dinner guests Sun- 
day at thelJi E Beebe home. 
I .i Mr. and Mts. Otto Rux and fam- 
lily moved tfrbm a farm northwest 
of. town, to the residence formerly 
occupied by Minnie Ortloff. j 

Miss Dorothy Gunstad was a 
supper guest at the Jens Almquist 
home on Sunday. 

Mr. and jMre. Lester Olson- mo- 
tored Monday to Grand Forks, Mrs. 

Home League Sale 

of Fancy Wort and Useful ArHclia 

Salvation Army Hall 

317 Main; AYenue' North. 

Sat. March 14 

Afternoon and IBveoing 

Coffee ft i Doughnuts Serred 

'Ail Bay at lOe 


Proeeeda o* Sale to Co Toward the 

Purchase | of Sand Ihatruments 





I [will be at ■•. 
Red Laikc Falls, March 17, 

afternoon . 
Newfolden, M arch lj 

Middle IJRiver, March 18, 

Brooks, Mar.20,; afternoon 
Eyes Examined, Glasses 
\ 7. Fitted / 





• It is not what you pay— 
but what (.you get— that 
counts. Oah koah B'Goah is 
the cheapest overall for yoU| 
to wear because an extra' 
or two buys . .; . 

Twice the 
Twice the 
Twice the 


It pays to buy the best, es- 
pecially at this low price. 


ijotku (or Men wk Boys" 

Olson -wUl remain, there to vlalt at 
tbe home of her'alsterrMre, Bolt- 
man, while Mr>^>lBon' will so to 
Minneapolis jtoi attend a land Of 
'Lakes' qreainery bdUTention. 

Mr. B. R. Allen' was taken Fri- 
day eTenlns to a Inief River Falls' 
hoapltali .to receire^n^dical atten- 
tion' He rejurned.' 1 home Sunday 
afternoon. . ; 

O the farmer who : is planning 
to build or remodel this year, 


we would suggest that 
come in and let us help 
with the arrangements, 
can then have a. blue p: 
made without any , teest to I you. ' T)o/this 
before your busy season arrives. 

Central Lumber Co. 

Farm & Implement News 

25th ^nniversaty Celebration 

Our Three Day Program-March 19,20 & 21 

-.-■■Next Veelt *we celebrate. ' • 

Beginning next TTiursday, TS&rch 19, yte start onr program 
In the forenoon witp different demonstrations including Ham- 
mer Mills, Roughage Mills and other demonstrationa. ' -■■ 

# ' There will be^experts in charge of tractors, trucks, automo- 
biles, cream separators, tillage tools and the different machines. 
These- machines/will &e placed in different parts of the building 
.and? some of them outside. Anyone interested in tractors or 
other machines will find service men and 'factory men in charge 
ready to explain in- detail. Some of it" milch Iilte our^ld tractor 
school. / ■ '■"' 

j : Talking, Moving Pictures 

The basement of our new building will • be arranged for a 
•show/room.^ Talking moving pictures will be presented with 
liberal seating arrangements. Some of the pictures' will be 
shawn in the forenoon of each day, between the hours of 9 and 
10/A. M. The balance of the forenoon will be devoted to dem- 
itrations as above stated. 

It will «be Impossible for us . to serve lunch at noon this 
pear owing to the Automobile. Show and bur own program. The 
crowd 'will>be impossible to handle But we will serve lunch on 
the last day of our program and even though we must omit the 
noon-day luncheon, we are going to try hard to make it worth 
,- while Just the same. - 

The afternoon session will, start at '1:30 sharp., with a 
speaking program •which we believe will prove of interest to. 
our visitors. •" 

Following] the short speaking program "-we will show .more 
moving pictures. These pictures are of a. high quality. There 
will ;he shown such as the "Building of the Boulder Dam" 
"Century of Progress"; "World's Fair", "Moving Scenes of the 
Growing Making and. Moving of Rubbe r Goods", "The Progress 
of the Use of Phosphate and Commercial Fertilizer". .Many 
comic pictures will also be included. 


Friday, March 20 will be much/ the same arrangement as 
the first day, only there will be' different speakers and different 
pictures. jAll told we hare made arrangements for more than 
16 hours of Halting, moving pictures. So 1 there will be pictures 
shown each forenoon from 9 A. M. to 10 A. M. and the spsaking 
program each day will start atl':30 sharp followed by moving 
pictures. i 


Saturday. March 21 is our big celebration dav.'our Twenty- 
fifth Anniversary in business. The regular! program will not 
start until 1:30 in the afternoon. But we nope to have many 
Visitors in the forenoon just the same, and there will be many 
features of entertainmentj including moving i pictures Saturday 
forenoon as well j ' i r ., 

At about 1:1.6 P. M. the bandjwill play in front oflour building 
and the program is on. The Saturday program Will take place 
in our show-room. ' ■ 7 . 

First, a short arid simple dedication ccremonv of our new 
building. This will be conducts d by the Rev' E A. Cooke J B 
Smith and George B. Peterson. Then we will have more band 
music. Fojlowing the band selections Superintendent Morris 
Bye will take charge as presiding officer. Some of the speak- 
ers who wlll.take part in the program ane: Mayor Prichard and 
tS^SS?"-'^ ^ f°-->' theispejaking program- we 

A hearty welcome is extended to all; A simple soitvenir 
t^ne.will be given away at the close of the program! "The cane 
you get, the cine you walk away with." 1 . 
• _ ^ SPECIAL' 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT— As 1 a matter of good 
•will to onr trade in the celebration of our twenty-fifth anniver- 
sary, we will ove a special 10 percent cash discount on all .or- 
ders Placed - forTfarm machines and tractors during our celebra- 
tion. Where no trade-In and such orders are settled and piid 
ny April 15th. j %^ - 

„i„ ^ practically means for the 19th and'^Oth. because there 
™ "• httie or no °me for orders on the 21st our Anniversary, 

C. Gustaf son & Son, Inc. 

Farm Equipment Headquarters 
Implements & Autoinobilts 



m - 






Grygla Community News 

Mrs. J. W. Stewart, Correspondent 


■i For' the fine reception in honor; 
|c£ our {25th wedding anniversary,; 
isiven'us in the Valle church' las tj 
, Sunday;'', we extend our most siri-, 
cere thanks for the beautiful sil-j 
ver set 1 and", the sum of money giv; 
.en us., i W-s feel unable to thank 
you the ; way we wish, bat thank' 
: you most heartily. Especially do 
■'we th.a'nk 'Rev. Andersons, Aske- 
: hinds iind Drattelis and Miss Bet- 
sey Bretteli and Miss Rachel An- 
derson ifor their beautiful duet, and 
-Miss Myrtle Askcland for her tine 
read in 

—Mi-, and Mrs. P. Barstad. 


The' members of the Grygla La- 
dies Aid wish to express deep ap- 
preciation to the ladies who so 
fienerbusly donated to the lunch- 
ton served at the church on Feb 
21st j SThe sum received will bt 
•of much benefit in purchasing ne- 
cessities' for the betterment of the 
Punday School. 

Fhilco & Zenith 
i Battery & Electric 
'i Models 

i G Volt Wind 
i| Chafers 

• Grygla, Minnesota 


|1 IICA and Fairbanks Morse Kadi 
! S ■ os.: ; 

| Cabinet boilding of all kinds. 
I j L. A. DAIOS 

I CrjBla. - . . .. ; jfinn. 

| J 

for Sale | or Trade ., 

1 — 1932 Chevrolet Sport Sedan 
1—1920 Whippet' Six Coach 
1—12-20 Twin City tractor i 

1— All-Steel Track Wagon— Mew I 
1— " ft. Tandem Dis6 Harrow 
20p0 Cedar Fence Posts 
. 2 — Incubators • ; ■ j ■ ; 

3-SrtlKob Sleds- ' ' '. . ! 

S — Mower ' | - ( 

: t— Quick • Grass Weedor | 

i 1 — Hfiristernl I'ercherbri ! 

Stallion known zls Gil run ii Hylland 
horse, j I . j 

[He Uiive (he direct agency for the 
i.Xwin City and Mnlintt tractors and 
I Implements j 

' AI$o Chevrblfii Agency 

iSaridljerg & Bjertness 

| Grygla, Minnesota 

| Miss Ellen Loven spent the week 
[end visiting friends in the village. 

Leo Weischer, who has been as- 
sisting the past two months at the 
r O. J. Johnson home, left last .week 
for IUb home at Lncan, Minn. '.'■_ 

MesarsL Sandbars and Bjertness 
motored to Grand Forks Thursday 
where they attended a Twin City 
Implement dealers { convention. 
They were accompanied *y lara 
Windness and lArthur ! and Gilmen 
Hyllana^j the two latter purchas- 
ing a new'Twin.City tractor. 

Geo. SJheldrew transacted busi- 
ness in [Minneapolis several- (days 
last week. . ! - ■"( ,..: .;. 

Messrs. Carl Hope and Clarence 
Anderson of Moose River visited" 
several days last week with rela- 
tives and friends : in- St. ;PauL 

Mr. anjj Mrs', Geo Carlson, who 
have spent thg .past two months 
visiting relatives in Oregon re- 
turned last week to their homo 
near'Jelle. j 

H. T. Peterson and Halvor 
Homeland attended* the funeral of 
Mrs. Stolaas at Highlanding on 
Monday. . . j 

lur. and Mrs. Pete Barstad, old 
time residents {of the Grygla com- 
munity were honored on Sunday, 
March 8th, at the Valle church, 
the occasion being their twenty- 
fifth wedding ; anniversary. Des- 
pite bad: roads a' very. large gath- 
ering of friends, relatives, neigh- 
bors were present. -Th e church 
was beautifully decorated* in sil- 
ver -ano j pink, j The main feature 
of the wedding dinner which was 
served in, the 'church kitchen was 
a tliree-tjiered jwedding cake. Spe- 
cial singing was furnished by the 
Misses- Rachel! Anderson and ^Bet- 
sy Bratteli and a reading given -by 
Miss Askelahd. The /honored 
couple were presented/With a set 
of silverware and a^sum of! money 
and Mrs. Bnrstad^eceived^a bou- 
quet of roses from Mrs Rev An- 
derson. , X\. 

Mrs. Johnny ■ NelBon was honor- 
ed with a giftjshower at her horns 
last Thursday afternoon by ajium 
ber of friend3|and neighhors. Fol- 
lowing the opening of the gifts, 
lunch was served by the self-invit- 
ed guests. ! 

M:sdames Geo. Getchell and Bill 
Xe;:schwander j were . honored 
guests at the Getchell home San- 
day afternoon.! the occasion being 
their birthdays. The afternoon 
wai spent socially followed by. a 
lun-jh: ' - ■ 

Mrs. Kdith'Engelbert returned 
Monday from St. Paul where she 
has been employed and will be em 
plo-ed at the Linn cafe as cook. 

airs. J. E. Money entertained 
fourteen children on Friday. Mar. 
6th. in honor of the fifth birthday 
of her son LeRoy. Games formed 
the afternoon's entertainment fol- 
lowed 'by a lunch. LeRoy was the 
rec-'oient of a number of gifts. ' 

T'te leaders of the County Sew- 
ing project of the various groups 
(n this vicinity held their regular 
■monthly meeting at the Norwegian 
Lut*\ercn church* on Monday Mar. 
9. . Miss Ada Tcdnem of Bemidji 



'M,;; l s; ■-- -«~-™" 

• Ii/tliis' Half-Ton Model G-l are ffi- 
corpo'raled many of. the features that 
.provide the stamina found in ihe heavy- 
^duty Internationals. Plus spjeed, handling-ease, and fuel 
economy that any driver would brag about. ' 

Put it ud to a C-l, and you will do your hauling iob 
with new efficiency— andja new economy that will be a 

real source of profit. 

There is a great variety of 

body adaptations made possi- 

ble because ^the C-l comes in two wheelbases — 113 inches 
and 125 inches. Come in and see this truck or phone us 
jind we'll bring one over. Other Internationals up to 
powerful 6-wheelers. ■ t -; - 

C. Gujstafson & Son, Inc. 

Farm Equipment Headquarters - 
Implements l AHtombbiles 

Thief River Falls, Minnespta . 



TRt-coCTfpr . rotttm. THiar 

{Home Demonstration agent was ' 
also present. 

<A number of friendo end neigh- 
bors surprised Louis Larson last 
Friday evening, the occasion fee- 
ing his. birthday. The 'evening 
was spent socially, followed by a 
lunsh brought by the visitors 

(Miss ' Alice Stapletoo, who has 
charge of the Teachers Training 
Department In Thief Ktver -Bnlls 
visited /several schools in this vi- 
cinity on Wednesday of hut week. 
j |The Ole'Borgen show which was 
to appear in the Woodman hall 
last- Saturday evening was post- 
poned necause ot - the severe 

i iLee Duf field of Thief River Palls 
visited over, the week ; end with 
friends' here. : - 

Hans OIsob, of VlkinK-was a tail 
.'erat:.the-T. Torgeraov home Fri- 
day. < - -.-'■_ ...v: „»-i.- .-ir--- ■<-' : 



[Those from off distance who at- 
tended the funeral of Albert Slyr- 
lund were: Rev. and Mrs. Myhrer, 
;^rs. Kore Myhrer, Mr. and Mrs. 
[ Axel Anderson and famUy\ and 
;MJiss Pearl. Peterson of Newfolden. 
Esnii Styrlund of Minneapolis, and 
Mr. and "Mrs. Floyd .Greenley. and 
Raympnd S"tyflund of Brainerd. ' 

I A birthday party was given to 
:Mrs: David Drotts at the,Oscar'An- 
;dbrson home Sunday afternoon. 
; ] Alex. Krohn accompanied by 
■Mrs. Ed Krohn and Mrs Chas. 
F)ranson were, callers at "Warren 

: [Mrs .James Johnson of Thief 
; River Falls has been spending 
few days at the' Morris Halvorson 
home. Mrs. Johnson is a sister of 
Mrs. Halvorson. " 

(Lloyd Ranum left Thursday for 
^Rjeynoiuii, X. !»., where he will be 

j Leonard Larson is spending 
some time with his brother Alfred 
;ai Winger. . J 

I A birthday party was given to 
Mrs. Ed Krohn by [a. group of lad- 
ies last Monday afternoon. A de- 
licious lunch wa3 served.' -'by the 
self-invited guests.! 
: | The F.;K Fredericksons of Holt 
moved to their farm here last 
iw.eek. Their children Lillian and 
Kermit started school last- week. 

[Tlie Y...P. meeting will be held 
at the Mission church next Friday 
evening: A group from Tnief Riv- 
er Falls will give the program. 

[The annual town election "was 
held/ last i Tuesday t the' officers el- 
ected were: supervisor, EricK Hol* 
d"eh; town clerk, Henry Sustad; 
justice of-the .peace, Os;ar Gustaf- 
Bo'n; constable, Albert Peterson. 
The township raised $700 for all 
town purposes. 

[The shipping association will 
si ip stock next Saturday, March 14 


: Mrs. Martin Solum, Mr. and Mrs^ 
Henry Melin and ifredolph Anuer- 
son and G. A. Mslin vtsiced wtth- 
irieuds in Crookstbn on Wedhes.- 
tlay. I 

I iwr. and Mrs. Earnest Johnson of 
St. Oloud are- the happy- parents of 
a daughter, born on Sunday, alar. 
I. Mr. Jonnson was a former re- 
sident, of this community. 
' Mass Helen Olson spent the past 
week at the Walter Olson home in 
tit. iuiaire. ' ! 

| jjohn O. Swanson, tf^ick Scholz 
Emil Larson, and Henry Luttmer, 
itcjwn boa*d members, met at the 
Harry Hawkinson home on Tues- 
day to transact necessary business 
before election. j 
; iHaivor ~nanson of Thier River 
Falls came Saturday to spend. 
few days at the -Seraier Olson 
home. I 


»0XLA2f A£WS 

The ladies of the Poplar Grove 
Aid Society will hold their annual' 
meeting and (election of officers at 
the home of | Mrs. John Lamporter 
on Wednesday, March 18. Dinner 
w^Il be served 1 at one o'clock. The 
pries charged will he 25 cents: 
Launch will lie served in the after- 
noon, the price 15- cents, and. 10- 
cents. Everybody welcome ■' 

[Friends will regret to hear of 
the^death of (Mr. J; P. Johnson last 
Friday morning. Death was caua - 
■ed; from a heart attack. 

[ Mr. William South, a resident of 
this community for the -past four 
years, died at his home Monday ev- 
ening, j ■ : . 

Dinner guests at the Tucker 
home on Sunday were the Bert 
Gurling family. j 

Mr. and'liLrs*. Ed Eells and Mr. 
and Mrs. H. |Einersbn were Sunday 
'dinner guests at the John Lamp- 
orter home. }-- 

Mrs J. MJ LampOrter visited for 
two days last week With. the Phin- 
n e Poppenn'agen family at Mavie. 



Ray Stephenson, who Is employ,' 
ed at the Gamble store in Bem}dJI, 
spent the weekend at his homt 
this village. 
. Mr' and Mrs. Henry Clausen knd 
daughter Violet and Grace Wing 
were Thief- River Falls visitors) on 
Saturday. 'They were accomj 
led hoine oy their daughter Ethel 
Clausen who has been vuUtlngjin 
Iowa for the put two months. 

County Agent R-; M. "f 
was a .caller in town on Friday. 

Those from GoodrlUBe who 
tended the District histetbaH toi 
nament at Crookstbn on i Fridal 
night w«re: T.. A. pisrudi. T, 
Stall .Miss Jennie Dlsrud, Alice Dl 
Brandt, Elizabeth Holappa, Stan- 
ley Tollefson, Harvey : -Tolletsbn,! 
Olof Bratland, Iver Gonnering, 
Vernon Urdahl, . Rudolph Bjorgan, 
Alvin Halverson, Carrol Olson, Lo. 

^1~ ; ■^^5«f^^/S3o < 3-i:p , ? v ?^r;; 


en/- Ohrr itiansoh, | Helen ( McDade: 
l^cUk.,F«ader,. DoroUjy-' Korstad^ 
'J ( eaa "ank Belhi' MclJeod. './''."' 
• Don't.]. forget. m-\<Joduiuiiilt9r 
Glirb,' play, "Look Out Lizzie!" on 
Friday e'vening. -This 'will be your 
laat ; chance to see it. Dbnt miss 

_TaiUBriOAV. MARfcH 12, 1931 


j fikr. ai d Mrs. Joe Hauge and sen 
Norman of Bemidji visited Sunday 
;'at the I'aul Roy! and Otto Johnson 
homes They were - accompanied 
on their return by Mrs. R. L. Hauge 
who will visit there for some time. 
General township election, was 
held Tuesday at: the„school house. 


^Roy Mulholland, Amos Aase. 
George [Peterson and Melroy Aase 
transacted* business at Roseau jor 


Mr. and Mrs. 

Walter Peterson 

entertained' the- following" friemts 
pn, Sundaj.*: Wr. ia&Sl/h*-; Anwa 
Aase, ^'rxaihe; Y'donir. :,Jnell and 
Orest^i* Aase and Pan! Landmark 

Hiss Violet Anderson visited at 
the Johnny Euud home the last 
week end.;. - * . 

Ingvart JDahl, Mr. and Mrs. Ole 
Eastby, John Loven, Hugo Lund- 
mark, Juell Aase attended the, 
Land O* Lakes creamery meeting 
at Thief River Falls on Tuesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ervln Engevick en 
tertained'the following friends at 
sypper on Friday evening: Mr. and 
Mrs. Clifford McDonagh, Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed Engelstad, Mr. and Mrs. 
E. Engevick, Lorraine Young, Se- 
vert Engevick and Elton Sparby. 

Eric Ericsop and HSnning Ny c 
gaard visited Gatzke friends last 
week." ' . 

Miss Gladys Larson has been 
visiting a few 1 days with Miss Lilli- 
an HarOldson' 

Mrs. H: .M. Johnson entertained 
the Ladies Aid. on Thursday. 
._ Mrs: ClM-ence.Lee fiae been, ser- 
iously ill jbut is now recovering. 

[/^■■■••ISAMSfflBS- k 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe, HoBbeck are 
the proud parents of a '-baby girl' 
born -to them on Tuesday, March 
3rd. ; j . -j . ' 

Mr. : and Mrs. Jesse' Bafcke and : 
children jwere Sunday visitors at 
the home of the latter's parents, 
Mr.- and Mrs. F. M. Haien of ' Nor- j 
den. . . ."f" 

The town boardjtnrlr&fc^ha Wal- ! 
fred Carlson nome on Tuesday 

Mrs. 'tawrence Anton returned ■ 
home on Sunday after spdndiog ! 
several weeks at the nome of her . 
mother, .Mrs. Martha" Fuller of 
Thief Falls.' .;' " ; 

-Ernest '}. Krause was a caller at ! 
the home of his parents, Mr.- and 
Mrs." Emir Krause in* Thief River 
Falls on, Monday . 

Mr..Nomm of Thief River Falls 
was a caller In this vicinity : last 
-Monday, j, , 

Mrs..T. Wolfgram spent-Friday 
visiting her d"/tchter Esther, ! who 
is employed" at the Lawrence An- 
■ton home; 

<* f 

Tiny Dotif ; Marquisette ■/ 

Cottage Sets 



. Firm weave, ertsp> eolbrs. Jaun- 
ty ruffles, and deep hems. Solid 
hhip. rose, ralri-nr cre*»« 

5u Mexican Design 


Ombre PUM^-Gay cetors 

M^«|C-yard '. . 

! V ;" . : 

Btrong seryiceabfe' fwbrhr for 
upholstery purposes — and very 
much in the vogue for Mexican 
accessories! For .draperies, too!' 

"Reversible Rayon 


Remarkably Lav Priced! 



Firmly woven- — draperies made 
of thi> 'damask will last many 
seasons!" Colors are new and 
rhic— allovei pattern SO* wide. 

Bordered Tailored Net 


3eaatifully patterned and mm- 
y woven — the quality that 
i rapes, so well! Ready to hang.: 

Mr. andMrs.'Gedrge'Carlson and' 
son recently' returned from Ore- 
gon and California where they 
have viaitedjfor a months 

Miss Altha Holthusen, who teach 
.es west of JQrygla} visited home 
folks at Thorholt lover the week- 
end." ■ , ;| ! ?"■. : 

\ Hub Magneson, buttermaker^and 
Robert 8undberg,Jhelper; at the 
<irygu^crea!mSry- spent Saturday 
.evening with home folks here. 
■\ The Fouttown-; .Farmers Club- 
will have thbir meeting on the first 
Wednesday night of each- month:; 
This leavesj t^eir former (Fridayj 
night open -to the movies. ; Next 
meeting will he on April 1st. A de- 
bate wiU be held-V'.Don't miss, it! . • 
Mrs. Anvi ison who livtea with 'her 
son, Albert has *een seriously: 111. 
n^severai r days. : '"■■?■':■' 


In ThwiUmg Ntm Pattern* 

» c ya«l 

Big'r.- Bofd; designs, or delicate 
fforaf prints, on light or dark 
backgrounds. S9-in. *WeighUd 

i , Tailored or Frilly 


I Homy Styles! All New! 


A eeQar for every type, some 
with matching /cuff*. Nicely 
made of organdies, laces, rayon 
tagstas^. pijpiea. Others at 79c. 


| Women's- Dress 

^ j ■ 

Overs . 79e 
Moire Finish 98c 

Women's Boots $2.29 

Misses Overs 69c 

Misses Boots . $f.98 
Misses 3 Snap . 98c 
Children's Overs 65c 

Child's Piiss-in- ' 
Boots. . $1.29 

Men's Dress R ubbers 

Overs . . .98c 
Shells. . . 58c 

Men's Work R ubbers 

White Oak . $1.10 

Stretch On . $1.35 

4 Buckle Flex. $2.49 

16" Lace Top $2.98 

Men's Short 
Boots . 





1 Good Buy! Personality 

Printed Voile 



tne most unusual prints and 
rolor combinations we've seen 
this year. Fast color: 88" to 40". 

Boys' Overs 
Boys' Work 
Boys' Boots 

3tock| Up Now! 

Keep Those Feet Dry and 
Prevent Colds and Sickness 

jlf en's 'fused collar Dress 

(rail-day freshness! 



Finest fabrics in an 
pf .plains, stripea^/patterns, 
solidsl Fully shrunk, and fast 
■color! No-wflt-eoIIar- attached { 

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TOUH8PAY. MARCH 12,1 1836 



Licensed Funeral Director 

Amnblance Service 

Dq Phone ;S1 Night rhone 14811' 

| DR. H. J. RICE 
1 Dentist 

Northern Stnte Bank 
Special attention giren to extrac- 
tion and plate wort. 

,X-BAY Diagnosis 
Phone 2*7 


. Osteopathic' Physician 

and Surgeon 

Ante and Chronic Diseases 

Diseases of Women and Children 

Piles and Varicose Veins 

Treated Withont Operation 

Northern State Bank 

Thief Hirer Falls. Minn. - 

' M.D.CJ.V.S 

Expert on all diseases of poultry 

and: other animals 


Phone 1 158 

Wood, Drayirig, Trucking 

and General Hauling 

City Dray & Transfer 


Phone 176 or 

Newland Cream Station 


—KEYS— : | . 

Door Keys, Vale Keys and] Auto- 

makile Keys for {all makes of 

Cars, including 19S6 Models, and 

-kayo for any kin* of aj lock, 

made on short notice at 

Havel's Key & Gun Shop 

*07 Arnold Are. So. Phone 348-J 

New and Rebuilt . ■] 
Typewriters and Cash Registers 
: Sales — Service — Rentals 


Fboie 198 | Thief BiTeri Falls 

| Memorial Company 

Artistic Monuments 1 at - Reasonable 

r«s. . Expert Workmanship . 
and Beautiful Designs 
Call or Write . ! / 
Anarew Gnlseth Milton. Hanson 
621_Dewey AVe. 912 Dnluth No. 
| Thief Hirer Falls, jnnni< 
! Phone 163W /. 

Thief River Bearing Co. 

Thief Biier rfalls,' Minn.' 
! Phone 1G8VV - 1 
Motor and Generator Rewinding' 
Connecting. Bod and Rebabbltting 
. j Service 

DR. 1 Ll R. TWETE 


Bis. 1 721 N. Main 

/ Phonel SO j 

Office 313 Main Aye. Nj 

/ Phone |378 ' I 

- (Aeross from Northern Chevrolet) 

' Thief Hirer Falls, Minn: 

I - I I 


i Sth SL at Wabasha 


Strictly Modern Rooms— $1.00 to 
SLSt. . | - I ■ .1 

With Private Bothi-Sl-5* to 52.09. 
Special Rates by Week or Month 

Ctz ouA. uHu/ -fit 


The Minneapolis 
Dollar Hotel 




Sv/edenburg- BuDding 




: "Had youi been used to canoeing." 
Garth said, "we need not have lost 
all this time. But you'll get enough 
drenchlURB later on.. Wring but tlie 
blanket and 'fetch the meat," 
: He launched the canoe again, un- 
aided, and i directed the others to 
their places. At) bad to kneel, fats 
ing the narrower prow of the dou- 
ble-stemmed craft. First came Hnr- 
by, -with bis wolfskin treasure bag 
for knee-pad. LIHth knelt on the 
front part of the lengthwise folded 
.blanket Her father had the end 
of the blanket behind her. At the 
wobble of the unsteady craft, he 
squatted back on hia heels and 
clutched the jguuwales. 

The others held to willow 
branches while Garth loaded In 
the meat behind his own place. 
He -stepped aboard and began to 
paddle with a steady stroke tljat 
sen.t the canoe gliding out into the 
swamp stream. j 

A paddle: lay beside each of the 
others. LIHth was first to dip hers 
overside. At a murmured word 
from tier. Huxby followed suit Both 
of them had done -a. bit of amateur 
canoeing at the fashionable 
beaches. They were able to start 
in at once and help a little. But 
two. days passed before Mr. Rnmill 
gained enough balance and assur- 
ance' to rise on his knees and try 
stroking his' paddle. 

Even- after this, Garth bad to 
bear the' brunt of the heavy work. 
Much of the time the others were 
forced to stop off, to get the cramp 
out/of their knees or rest their 
arms. -~ ' . 

.-[Had work been the only consid- 
eration, he would as soon have done 
It alL There were, however, reasons 
for more speed than he could make 
alone with the heavily loaded skin- 
covered craft. The summer was now 
far along. ' The daya were rapidly 
shortening, ■ the - nights becoming 
colder and darker. I ' 

Delay would mean ' a serious' 
chance of :belng caught in early 
autumn blizzards. Even LIHth Ra- 
mill might not be able to survive 
an all-day drive of sleet Such a 
storm _would undoubtedly, kill her. 
father and, not Improbably, Huxby 
also. Persistent use of the paddles 
would continue the toughening of 
the three cbechahcos,/ 
: On the third day L'iUth attempted 
to keep stroke with him. She pad- 
dled until so exhausted that she 
broke down and' wept. 
I They had /twice camped on 
inuskeg. The third afternoon 
brought them to broken ridges 
where the' stream dashed through 
a gorges. So far as could be seen, 
the rapids' looked easy to shoot 
But Garth said it was a portage. 
| He slung a ;paek from his tump- 
line and took the canoe on his 
5 'boulders. The total load was a 
all two hundred and fifty pounds. 
( .t sight of it the others took on 
all the rest of the meat and equip- 
ment For miles Garth led them up 
and , down rocky Blopes, through 
brush and! bogs; Twice they skirted 
sheer falls that showed why be 
had taken; to land. 
j At last : below the. lower fall, he 
launched the canoe In the eddy of 
a deep pool. The others sank down 
qn the bank, outspent- He' built a 
tire and boiled tea for them. They 
expected to camp overnight He or- 
dered them back Into the canoe, 
i "Can't chance waiting here. May 
tie too foggy to see tomorrow,? "he 
explained.; ''Sit flat In the bottom,, 
and keep ,ivour paddles ilnboard." 
| They understood when .a few 
strokes of bis paddle brought the 
cajioe to the font of the pool. For a 
long two miles they crouched low In 
tfie bottom while the frail craft 
glanced dnwD the fonmlng, swirling 
t.rrent of;white water. 

At_thP^fopt_of the rapids.- hehead- 

Physicians and Surgeons 



Telephone 856 

Thief Birer Falls, Minnesota 


Thief Blrep Valla' Minnesota / ■ 

Edward Bratrud, F. A. C. & ' ' X ' ' 

Consultation — Surgery — Urology / 
Dp. A. M. Smith, X-Hay ■ i . , / 

Or. I*, jo. Culver, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat 

j Dr. C. W. Ftoats, Obsterics and-Cynecology 

Dr. R. T: Sherman, -Internal Medicine 
Dr. B. M. JSorenson, Pediatrics 
B. I. Froiland, Buaineaa Manager 

ed lt ; uiongsid^ a bit or graverfy 
beach and helped Mr. Ratnlll and 
LIHth: ashore. |\Vhen he remarked 
that there' wasj gold In the gravel, 
Huxby nearly unset the canoe In 
his. 1 aste to get out and took. 

*:GoId! Why j didn't we- bring the 
gold pan?" . | 

Garth laughed and stretched out 
on; the dry grass above the gravel. 
"Gallant gentleman, your lady Is 
building the flrfe." 

7Don*t mind jblm, Vivian," Ulitn 
chimed in on the banter. VYou can 
use the cup for panning.. I need 
only the pot to| boll Alan's tea." 

,.Htxby glanced .sidelong at Garth 
und hastened to 1 help the girl. Her 
father! bud' flattened out * beside 
Garth. With a yawn. Garth stretched 
up; bis arms and let them rail. The 
leVt one 'came down across the mil- 
lionaire's body.} The back of the 
hand' felt a lunip under the leather 
cont[ Huxby had not again gained 
possession of tlie plstoLr '■ 

The | chechuhcos bad now experi- 
enced the different phases of- canoe- 
ing— rduys of paddling through mus- 
keg, ;aj pnrte»e, j and the; running of 
ruplds. But all proved to be no 
morej than a mild sample of the dif- 
ficulties and hardships' that fol- 
lowed. In the next two weeks three 
more rapids bad to be shot and two 
very bard portages made. Between 
times. | the canoe was paddled 
Interminably through meandering 
channels that twisted and looped 
and spilt off In blind leads. 

pnwn In the lower country; the 
pests of black g nits, mosquitoes and 
stinging Hies he -nine worse. At the 
same time the- Haste of grease and' 
pitehj dope began to give out Most 
of the! camps were- on wet ground. 
For days the party were- drenched 
by aj steady drizzle, varied only by 
downpours that) kept LIHth and ber 
father {bailing the canoe. 

Several times fog* on the water 
compelled Garth to put ashore. 
Without sight, jeven -his training 
could not enable him to follow the 
right channel. |He was not an .In- 
dian.! But between the forced halts, 
be put In still longer hours of pad- 
; dlingl-;. ._|..L ..... ... . , . 

Matters were {coming to a pinch. 
After the first wetting by the rain, 
; what remained of the meat spoiled, 
ilt became so flyblown and tainted 
that | LIHth threw it away before 
Garth could prievent the wastage. 
;He decided to give them all another 
ilesson. ; ' j ■ 

i In | the- fast |tbat followed, Mr. 
RamlUiwas tbeifirst to falL Huxby 
came| next; Limb last of the three. 
By theithlrd day they had given up 
all paddling. On the fourth, they, 
lay slumped In the bottom of the 
canoe. \ Garth only tightened bis 
belt again and j dipped- his paddle 
In his strong, steady, seemingly tire- 
less stroke. ; \ 

Whenever he found himself near- 
ing his limit, he beaded ashore, 
\ boiled tea/"slept and then put off 
-; again. iThe fifth day began to draw 
on the' last reserve of his wiry en : 
durance. Towards noon he made 
the boggy shore, almost outspent. 
He; dragged outj the wolfskin knap- 
sack anchor, with its load of plat- 
inum alloy. The girl and the two 
men lay in a stupor of starvation. 
He himself was so tired that he 
couldj hot have' lifted even LUIth 
ashore. - ' ! ■ 

As, he restedion the wet sedges 
; he recalled one of bis 
■former camp sites. A spruce-cov- 
lered ridge of higher ground here 
Ithrust out Into, the muskeg. The 
I first remembran|ce brought another. 
The second gave him strength to 
jPUllr his rifle from the canoe arid 
climb aslant the ridge end. There 
was a berry patch on the east slope. 
The fruit would be better, than 
nothLng. He hoped, however,, for 
isomeihlng morel 

Circling to get the wind In his 
face, he crept 'through the spruce 
thickets until be could peer out on 
,the open ground of the berry patch, 
■Lock was with him. The old black 
bear bad Igone dff and left her cub. 
He rested the! rifle barrel on a 
spruce branch to get. sure aim. 

That was the end of famine. 
Gorged: upon the- fat tender meat of 
;the bear cub, even Mr. BamlU rap- 
idly regained [strength. He was 
still rather weak, however, when 
they came to the last portage. 

The approach 'to solid ground was 
across a narrow belt of muskeg. 
Near the far side of the swamp, the 
millionaire failed to. Jump squarely 
upon a: tussock of nlggerhead grass. 
He slipped and plunged headfirst 
Into a pool. . j 

Huxby' was following close behind, 
alertj for every move of his partner./ 
He sprang to grasp the feet of tb« 
sinking man. A heave dragged hia 
out, slimed and [spluttering, Huxby 
iworked over him, scraping off/mnd, 
--*" Llllth hastened back lo help 

>hK quugmlre. : offffB ff5|»^a» ^mmcC 
the mill Inns Ire; Joked about bis! mis- 
hap. ! ■ -- "j". «q ■; 

"Hay«n*t had a hath slpce the last 
rain,** be suld. "This one is higher 
class-equal to the mud baths at: 
Hot Springs. How about- my pack 
i.Illth?" * -■.!..■•!' 

She looked in his foxsktii bag. 
"Kvery thing' there. Dad— with; some 
, mud added." j^ 

Garth hud been too faraheail, jvlth 
his heavy back and canoe, to | see or 
hear the ucoldent. Mr. Ramlliijoked 
again : about his extra batbTTwhen 
tliey took to the canoe at the 
far side of the portage. % But all 
the time until they reached the evev 
ning camp and he started to wash 
the mud from the leather coat he 
did hot notice that the pistol was 
missing.' . ! ,' 

At the. announcement of .ttie^lpss, 
Huxby met Garth's gaze With a 
stare of cold hostility. Garth 7 walked 
up to him, empty-banded. ' ' \ 

**If you've dune what' X think you 
have,** he said, "I call, youi for ■ 
show-down." / / 

The engineer's lips tightened In 
an ironical smile. He put up bis 
hands. Not to be fooled. by the 
seeming bluff. Garth went over Hux- 
by's tattered clothes, from coat col- 
lar to /moccasins. The pistol was 
uow,here_~oh the engineer. 

"This Is one time I'm due to apol- 
ogize,*' Garth admitted.. 

"I accept no apology from you," 
Hnxby' replied. » 

LIHth looked from one to the.oth- 
er. her 'own lips tightened. ', 


/The Gaffed Wolf. \ 

Mil. RAMIl.L'S good-humor over 
bis fall Into the muskeg pool 
had not